‘Slaptjips’ to assist Namibia at RWC

2015-06-29 08:28
Pieter Rossouw (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Bulls backline coach Pieter Rossouw will assist Namibia at this year’s Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

The former Springbok and Western Province wing recently stepped down from his position at the Bulls to move back to Cape Town.

According to Netwerk24, “Slaptjips” will be Namibia’s backline coach until after the World Cup, with an official announcement expected to be made in due course.

Rossouw, 43, played 43 Tests for the Boks between 1997 and 2003.

This comes after Namibia’s head coach Danie Vermeulen stepped down from his position last week.

His place as head coach will be taken by Phil Davies who was previously the team's technical advisor. 

It is believed that Rossouw’s appointment led to the resignation of Vermeulen, who wanted to appoint a local assistant, but his request was rejected by the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU).

Vermeulen’s resignation comes less than three months before Namibia kick off their World Cup campaign against New Zealand in London on September 24 and just under two weeks before they start a two-match home series against Russia.

Also in their World Cup group are Tonga, Georgia and Argentina.

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