Duncan v De Villiers for Kings job?
PRO14 SPOTLIGHT: Worcester Warriors coach Rory Duncan and former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers have emerged as two of the leading candidates to fill the Southern Kings vacant coaching job.
Duncan and De Villiers are amongst four people short-listed to coach the Kings.
The Worcester News reported that they have been informed by the club that Duncan is not a part of the “strategic plan for the future” that they are looking to implement.
“The club has put in place a strategic plan for the future of Warriors,” a club spokesman said to Worcester News.
“We do not envisage Rory Duncan being part of those plans and, therefore, we have given Rory permission to seek opportunities elsewhere.”
This will add further fuel to the fire that Duncan is bound for Port Elizabeth, where the Southern Kings have openly listed him among a four-man shortlist that is also comprised of Pieter de Villiers, Steven Jackson and Corniel van Zyl.
De Villiers, according to a tweet from Eastern Province General Manager Thando Manana, interviewed for the role on Monday.
Want to wish the Last International coach to beat British & Irish Lions in a series Pieter de Villiers everything of the Best for S. Kings Head Coach Interview on Monday. He’s one of 4 candidates shortlisted for Post.
*Corniel van Zyl
*Rory Duncan pic.twitter.com/qegjony1Tz
— ThandoManana (@TandoManana) July 14, 2019
With the seasons of Worcester and the Kings to begin in September, both will be eager to resolve the uncertainty hanging over their head coaching positions as soon as possible.
Should the Worcester coach eventually get the position, he will be no stranger to Eastern Province, having played for the EP Kings in the Currie Cup for two years prior to his retirement from professional rugby.
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