Pieter, not Peter, de Villiers to help coach Boks?

2017-12-13 08:08
Pieter de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Pieter de Villiers could form part of the Springbok management team from 2018, a report indicates.

READ: Fans want Coetzee sacked as Bok coach

This is of course Pieter de Villiers - the former France prop - and not former national coach Peter de Villiers.

A recent Weekend Argus newspaper report created confusion when the latter was mentioned as a possible Springbok assistant coach.

But the return of Pieter de Villiers, who played 69 Tests for France between 1999 and 2007, appears the more likely scenario.

According to a report on Netwerk24, Pieter de Villiers could be appointed as SA Rugby’s scrum coach by Rassie Erasmus.

Erasmus has returned to work as SA Rugby’s director of rugby and may opt to utilise the services of Pieter de Villiers, who worked under him during his previous stint at SA Rugby.

Matt Proudfoot’s job as Springbok forwards appears to be in jeopardy.

Head coach Allister Coetzee could also be removed from his post, but the report on the Afrikaans website further states that a successor for Coetzee may not be named.

Erasmus, in his new role, will have full control over Springbok team selections and game plans and could decide to merely appoint assistants who work under him.

Coetzee’s bosses will meet in Cape Town on Wednesday to discuss his performance as Bok coach.

Coetzee has won only 11 out of 25 Tests in charge of the Boks which gives him a meagre 44% win-record, well below his 65% mandate.  


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Which Super Rugby quarter-final are you most looking forward to?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.