Fri 4 Dec 2020 | 02:06

Former Bok coach gets new gig

Former Bok coach gets new gig
Fri 4 Dec 2020 | 02:06
Former Bok coach gets new gig
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BREAKING NEWS: Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has a new gig.

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De Villiers, who coached South Africa between 2008 and 2011, was named as coach of the Eastern Province Elephants on Friday.

It is a one-year contract, with an option to renew for another two years.

Since he was removed from his position as Springbok coach – after losing to Australia in the 2011 World Cup – De Villiers struggled to nail down a high-profile position.

His appointments included stints with Zimbabwe and the University of the Western Cape.

One of the most colourful people ever to coach an international team, De Villiers’ appointment as Springbok coach – when he replaced World Cup-winning Bok mentor Jake White in 2008 – was as controversial as his departure four years later.

His resume in the Green and Gold includes a Tri-Nations win, a whitewash of the All Blacks (in 2009) and a series win over the British and Irish Lions in 2009.

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However, he is still better know for his eccentric pre- and post-match remarks and often controversial statements.

Although not everybody’s cup of tea, he has by some distance been the most entertaining Bok coach of all time.

 

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