Rugby

Pieter de Villiers linked with Stormers role

2016-10-31 08:25
Pieter de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former France prop Pieter de Villiers has been linked with a coaching role at the Stormers.

De Villiers, who played 69 Tests for France between 1999 and 2007, recently resigned from his role as scrum consultant at SA Rugby, and according to Netwerk24, rumours are doing the rounds that he could join the Stormers in the same capacity.

It follows after former Blues and Auckland coach Paul Feeney revealed over the weekend that he had signed a three-year deal with the Cape franchise.

According to the Stuff.co.nz website, Feeney and his wife leave for Cape Town on Monday where he'll take on the role as assistant coach.

His brief will be focusing on attack and skills under head coach Robbie Fleck and director of rugby Gert Smal.

The Stormers are yet to officially confirm the announcement, while they have also remained mum on the contract extension of Fleck, who is believed to have also signed a three-year deal.

These revelations come despite a shock report last week of financial and governance turmoil at the union.

Sport24 reported on Thursday that WP Rugby had projected to make a loss of more than R11m this year, was fighting a potentially devastating legal battle over commercial rights - Aerios demands immediate payment of R72m from them - and had also seen four independent directors resign citing concerns over transparency and administrative competence.

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