Cilliers to give WP some kick

2014-07-07 16:33

Cape Town - Renowned kicking coach Vlok Cilliers has joined the Western Province Rugby coaching set-up.

Cilliers, 46, returns to the Cape after some time away - having played 80 matches for Western Province, as a utility back, between 1993 and 1998.

Cilliers will join the Stormers and Western Province coaching set-up at Super Rugby and Currie Cup level and will be responsible for the implementation and execution of the kicking structures for those respective teams.

Gareth Wright, the WP kicking coach at Vodacom Cup, Under-21 and Under-19 level, will work closely with Cilliers to ensure those structures are replicated throughout the union.

"First and foremost, Vlok is a true WP Rugby man and we're excited to welcome him back into the fold (here)," Western Province director of rugby Gert Smal told WP rugby's website.

"His record as a kicking coach, both locally and internationally, speaks for itself and we have no doubt that he will add value across all teams at Western Province."

Cilliers was appointed as the first-ever full-time kicking coach in South Africa - at the Bulls in 2004 - and he also worked with the Springboks on their end-of-season tour of Europe in 2009.

His prowess as a kicking coach aside, Cilliers represented the SA Sevens team in 1993 and 1994, having captained the WP Sevens team for three years during a five-year period of playing for the team (1994-98).

Cilliers played one Test for the Springboks in 1996 and also represented the SA Barbarians team - at fifteens and seven-a-side level.


  • Lionel Kemm - 2014-07-07 16:39

    Stormers/WP rugby moving for once in the right direction...good luck Vlokkie.

      Tyrone Woods - 2014-07-07 17:17

      Lionel will they now win the CC and Super rugby like they do every year? Come now, say it.

      Grootrot van Zyl - 2014-07-07 22:02

      True WP rugby man like Pollard and Vel Coetzee? He did ply his trade at the Blue Bulls last year? How did he get there?

  • Nick van den Berg - 2014-07-07 16:40

    Nou gaan die stompies ook begin kick en chase...kick en chase...vervelig

  • Simon Templer - 2014-07-07 17:46

    "First and foremost, Vlok is a true WP Rugby man and we're excited to welcome him back into the fold (here)," If he's such a true WP Rugby man then WTF did he go and do at the Bulls?

      Ian Harrison - 2014-07-07 18:22

      Earn big bucks?

      Simon Templer - 2014-07-07 20:07

      He must have then realized that his dignity is more important than money.

  • Shaun Dav - 2014-07-07 18:39

    Is Craig Joubert officially contracted by WP now?

      Shaun Dav - 2014-07-07 19:33

      I know Gerhard, what a joke that was. They should replay the game with a neutral ref.

      Shaun Dav - 2014-07-07 19:45

      And Gerhard, what is a "nappie?"

      Simon Templer - 2014-07-07 20:09

      He cannot be contracted by WP. That would be breach of contract because his Bulls contract only expires next year.

      Shaun Dav - 2014-07-07 20:22

      That doesn't make sense. Why would he nail the Bulls that hard and give the game to the Stormers on a platter if he has a Bulls contract?

      Simon Templer - 2014-07-07 20:29

      It makes lots of sense Doc. Even with the ref in your pocket you cant score a point. Poor fools.........

      Shaun Dav - 2014-07-07 20:49

      Ek meen hoekom het Craig nie sommer met die opdraf slag 'n strafdrie vir die Stormers gegee en die endfluitjie geblaas nie. Hoekom dit 80min uitrek. Almal kon sien waarmee hy besig was.

      Cremora Machel - 2014-07-08 00:29

      I agree, Craig Joubert is the most pathetic ref in world rugby. Any proper ref would have sent crybaby Matfield off after that hissy-fit.

      Jaco Pieters - 2014-07-08 00:35

      Haha, what a bunch of cry that rematch - will u pick that Greyling idiot again, we love scoring points off him too.

      Cremora Machel - 2014-07-08 03:17

      Jaco, I was surprised to see him still play professional rugby. I thought you saffas made him retire after he tried to adjust McCaw's face with his elbow. (And by the way I say he plays professional rugby, because he gets paid, not because I think he is professional)

      Jaco Pieters - 2014-07-08 07:43

      Cremora, as long as he stay with the Bulls I don't mind that he play, but yes, what a pillick!

  • Leon Johannes - 2014-07-07 19:09

    Apart from " Cilliers to give WP some kick" I wonder if they also gonna broadcast the 2015 RUGBY WC on SABC just like they do it with the soccer right now. My feeling is the answer ís a BIG NO!!!! which is so unfair. Do you guys agree with me on this one???

      Shaun Dav - 2014-07-07 19:32


      Simon Templer - 2014-07-07 20:12

      Leon you wont get much response to your question. You see.........after seven (security guards work from seven in the evening until seven in the morning) you will find mostly Bulls fans on here. They don't respond if you call them guys. You have to replace the 'u' with an 'a'.

      Charlton Adonis - 2014-07-07 21:49

      the country is run by zuma and psl cronies..he already made the call to the sabc..and then theres the 7nde your dish now my bru.

      Leon Johannes - 2014-07-08 11:36

      Charlton I've bought my Dish in 2004 already bru. I just put this comment for those who can't afford to buy a Dish. Simone and if I were you, I'll hide myself cause íf the Bulls Supporters catches you they will make mince of you. Lol

  • Cremora Machel - 2014-07-08 00:26

    I remember him. He wasn't that great. Wasn't he the part-time back-up kicker at WP in the middle 90's, with Joel Stransky the preferred goal-kicker?

      Cremora Machel - 2014-07-08 07:08

      Another saffa, that doesn't have the rugby knowledge to continue a discussion about rugby. I see you can not confirm, nor deny the question I asked. Maybe you should google it. Or ask someone that knows something about rugby. Is there someone like that in South Africa? There must be an immigrant there somewhere you can ask.

  • Wentzel Johan - 2014-07-08 07:31

    Ek kan nie verstaan dat sogenaamde rugby kenners so dom kan wees nie, almal gaan aan omdat die Bulle nul gehad. Hulle kon ten minste twaalf punte gehad het met al die strafskoppe wat hulle naby die pale gekry het maar dit so hulle niks gebaad het nie, hulle moes vier drie druk om deur te gaan, wat nooit so gebeur het nie. Al het hulle ook gewen maar nie vier driee gedruk nie sou dit ook niks gebaad het nie, ek dink enige span wat dalk nog n skrale kans gehad het om playoffs toe te gaan sou daar kantlyn toe gegaan het maar ongelukkig vir hulle was die stormers op die dag te goed en het baie goed verdedig. Dink asseblief met julle rugby breins en nie met julle g.tte nie.

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