Div denies gunning for Zim job

2014-10-07 12:00
Peter de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has dismissed rumours linking him to the vacant position of Technical Director at the Zimbabwe Rugby Union.

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The Daily News in Zimbabwe has reported that De Villiers expressed his interest in the position, which recently became vacant after Liam Middleton resigned to take up the job of head coach of the Canada Sevens side.

However De Villiers, the current Director of Rugby at the University of the Western Cape, denied that he expressed interest in the role.

He told the Rugby365 website that the reports are "just rumours".

De Villiers was however keen to find out more about what the role entailed. He asked: "What is the position, is it a coaching role?"

This shows he was unaware that the role was even being advertised.

Former Sharks Academy director Hans Scriba has reportedly also applied for the role.

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