Cape Town - Former Springbok wing Chester Williams has been appointed as the new head coach of the University of the Western Cape’s rugby team.
He replaces former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers, whose contract with the university has expired.
De Villiers had coached UWC in the second-tier Varsity Shield competition since 2012.
Williams, 45, played 27 Tests for the Boks between 1993 and 2000, scoring 14 tries.
He was also part of the victorious Springbok team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Williams previously coached the Springbok Sevens team between 2001 and 2003, the Cats in Super Rugby from 2004 to 2005 and also had coaching stints in Uganda, Tunisia and Romania.