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