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Div accepts new job

2012-06-18 11:18

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has accepted the post of director of rugby at the University of Western Cape.

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According to the SuperSport website, there has been a lot of speculation about De Villiers’s future, and negotiations for a possible rugby ambassadorial role with the government are still ongoing, but De Villiers said on Monday that he had agreed to take up the post at UWC with immediate effect.

“The university has gained a good reputation academically over the past four years and they want me to help lift the standards of their sport,” said De Villiers on Monday.

"I've been officially involved with the university since the start of the month but we are only in position to announce my involvement now. It's good to be working again and great to have a hands-on role in the sport I love. I have been impressed with the potential to grow rugby at UWC and think I can play a positive role there," he said.

De Villiers, 55, finished his contract as Springboks coach after the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

His autobiography, Politically Incorrect, is now available for purchase.

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Comments
  • sika.ncamane - 2012-06-18 11:28

    Good comrade, now work on the racial transformation in that Province.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-18 11:35

      Hoor hoor Raven,stem 100% saam!!!!!

      Koos - 2012-06-18 11:35

      What about transformation in your Bafana team my friend?

      jon.harris.9421450 - 2012-06-18 11:35

      wtf does this have to do with race???????????????????

      willem.botha.5623 - 2012-06-18 11:38

      Bafana wont even Qualify for the PSL.

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-18 11:40

      Bafana is probably gonna ask one of these days that the ball they play with also be black,makes me sick!!!And to think that some of these clueless people earnn in the region of R 150 000 a month much more than a good Super rugby player earns!!!!

      jon.stevenson.54 - 2012-06-18 12:01

      to someone like Sika, EVERYTHING is about race.

      somikazi.pita - 2012-06-18 12:06

      Koos you seem confused, first you call for transformation and then you go on and say \YOUR\ Bafana team.

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-06-18 12:12

      @ Blueraven Bull S@@t. Start boycotting the things you like first.

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-06-18 12:14

      Yes lets transform the Bafana team to majority white. We would be a lot more succesful as there will be brains on the field...No I am not racist, just a realist.

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-06-18 12:15

      Viva white power to the people#

      Koos - 2012-06-18 12:16

      Somikazi: and your point is?

      pierrefrewd.juice - 2012-06-18 12:33

      Think sika has a valid point. Strange place the Western Cape.

      Paul - 2012-06-19 07:18

      WTF has this got to do with Bafana, anyway, its not like you give a sh*t about them anyway. Keep your narrow minded thinking out of the way of public consumption please.

      roi.boss1 - 2012-06-19 07:20

      must say this lot here is full of number 2s and you stink its either its transformation or its being racist or being elitist which is a load of bull in my books. so i say f c u k to all the racist out there and one day i will come there and make you eat your no 2

      Kuveshan - 2012-06-19 13:58

      Troll alert @ sika.ncamane - you buffoon!

  • poloyatonkim - 2012-06-18 11:29

    UWC rugby is now going to be in shambles.

      anton.dwl - 2012-06-18 11:32

      He can't make it any worse

      somikazi.pita - 2012-06-18 12:08

      Oh really?! How is that?

      zaaristotle - 2012-06-18 12:11

      He may not have been the best coach, that does not mean he may not make a good administrator. Give Peter a chance - perhaps he surprises you.

  • marcus.daily3 - 2012-06-18 11:32

    This man truly is the best he can be!

  • anton.dwl - 2012-06-18 11:34

    must be the biggest salary drop in rugby coaching history

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-18 11:40

      I think he does it for the love of the game!!!

      franklin.vandermerwe - 2012-06-18 12:32

      En j pay ni ens so veel nie slaap ng honger saans ma prt baie boooooo!

  • willem.botha.5623 - 2012-06-18 11:36

    So I guess Ricky January is going to Uni now. Anyways, good for you Div.

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-06-18 11:36

    Good Choice. all the best Coach my Coach.

      franklin.vandermerwe - 2012-06-18 12:31

      Im with you my man go coach div

  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-18 11:37

    Good news, the haters will be busy making up hater lies watch this.

  • Sanza09 - 2012-06-18 11:38

    Poverty is a bad thing

      Stormkaap - 2012-06-18 14:34

      I suppose you supported Jake.. he was unemployed for 4yrs... oh I forgot he married himself a rich farmer's daughter..

  • Jed - 2012-06-18 11:38

    That's sad from Springbok coach to UWC director of rugby. There should be something higher than that for him.

      ally.oh.7 - 2012-06-18 13:28

      You assume that everyone wants his/her next job to be what is perceived to be a bigger job with more "prestige" etc etc etc. Not true. To go from Bok coach to director varsity rugby is not demotion. Read the man's autobiography and you'll realise that being Bok coach is not always all it's cracked up to be -- Peter went a a long way to spilling the beans on the duplicitous administrators, referees etc.

      Stormkaap - 2012-06-18 14:36

      Just shows how little you know.. Dawie Snyman went from WP coach to Stellies coach.. and I can think of a few more..

  • corbin.alexander - 2012-06-18 11:38

    Welcome to UWC. We need his experience to take the next step to Varsity Cup

      Stormkaap - 2012-06-18 15:37

      They have the high performance centre there for swimming so this is another step in making the university a top class sports facility. Next thing is for a soccer academy.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-18 11:53

    Koos, spot on!!! Well done Div

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-06-18 12:04

    This past weekend's game showed what difference a coach that knows his trade do to the springbok way of play. Good luck to Div but also good riddence!

      PARTMYTH.PARTLEGEND - 2012-06-18 14:37

      So muffin, did u also celebrate when ricky scored the winning try against the all blacks in NZ... Guess who was the coach... And may i also add after evey1 crucified him for ricky's inclusion in the 1st place

      mario.borchards - 2012-06-18 18:19

      What game were you watching the Boks nearly lost HM proved nothing!

  • ilze.wakefield - 2012-06-18 12:09

    Well done UWC. Show them all that u care. Go div show the racists!

      pierrefrewd.juice - 2012-06-18 12:30

      prefer it if Div showed everyone, but guess the racists will be a good start:) Maybe the stormers fans also be included?

      bfvillet - 2012-06-18 13:49

      welkom by die huis pieter en well gedaan UWK

  • Niel - 2012-06-18 12:20

    I love the way all sports comments start good then end up racial. Shows racism is still rife in SA whether we like it or not. @ Anton.dwl - I love how you know what p.div earns now. nevertheless, i think its an awesome thing for UWC. go divvy

      PARTMYTH.PARTLEGEND - 2012-06-18 14:33

      Its mostly the older crowd that still bring the racism in, but if they continue 2 teach it 2 their kids then it will never die, bcoz u r nt born a racist. The next generation is doing better at the intergration thing, but we still have a long way 2 go.

  • Andrew Constanti - 2012-06-18 12:29

    It's a fact and many forget. Whether div inherited a great team or not. He is still the 3rd most successful coach in Nik history. He was a pr nightmare but decent bloke and a good coach!!! Good luck to him

      Andrew Constanti - 2012-06-18 12:30

      Bok history that is!!! Oops

      Sulaiman - 2012-06-18 15:06

      It was his team and white inherited them because most of them came from his u21 team and he just got them back. Mense crucify for hom net oor sy glad bek maar hy was alright a coach.

  • franklin.vandermerwe - 2012-06-18 12:29

    Great staf coach my coach ayoba good to have him back ek se

  • anton.bischoff - 2012-06-18 12:32

    PdeV go and make SA Rugby even stronger.

  • Bam - 2012-06-18 12:41

    Congrats and Good luck.

  • dustin.dewet - 2012-06-18 13:20

    Congratulations, all the best.

  • Marthinus - 2012-06-18 13:24

    Stay there and far away from anywhere involving the public eye, national teams or development of rugby.

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