Springboks

Div: Meyer has taken SA rugby into the gutters

2015-08-19 10:04
Peter de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has taken another swipe at current coach Heyneke Meyer.

CLICK HERE to read Peter de Villiers’ full column on the TimesLIVE website

READ: Meyer underestimated intelligence of black people - Div

Recent media reports indicated that Meyer’s contract as Bok coach had been extended until 2019, a decision De Villiers criticised.

De Villiers, who coached the Springboks between 2008 and 2011, voiced his concerns via a column on the TimesLIVE website.

“Do the people in charge of our rugby have enough knowledge about the game to keep us ahead?” wrote De Villiers.

“By allegedly offering Meyer a new four-year term, it appears the SA Rugby Union does not want to be a world leader. It signed a contract with a man who has taken our rugby into the gutters.

“Former SARU captain and current vice-rector at Stellenbosch University Julian Smith made a brilliant observation when he wrote about the non-existence of process in appointing the Springbok coach.

“Now, four years later, the assessment process leaves a lot to be desired.”

De Villiers’ latest criticism comes after he last week criticised Meyer for not giving enough black players the opportunity to prove their worth.

It followed a 37-25 Rugby Championship loss to Argentina in Durban.

“I believe the Boks' problems started in the build-up to the Test, when Heyneke Meyer underestimated the intelligence of black people with a dishonest selection,” De Villiers wrote last week.


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