South African Rugby

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Peter De Villiers our new coach

Peter De Villiers made history by being named the first black coach of the Springbok rugby team what he made perfectly clear was that he would pick a south African team based on merit not colour.

De Villiers was the surprise choice of the rugby administrators to succeed Jake White this decision by SARU top dogs was to make sure the future SA rugby team moved away from their current white racial profile.

"The fact that I am the first black coach must end now," peter said to end questions about his colour of skin.

"Players out there must understand they will all stand an equal chance ... If they are good enough, talented enough and work hard enough they will be part of the squad."

Peter De Villiers has been given an initial two-year contract; He led the under-21 South African rugby side to the World Championship final last year (not winning it though) after winning the title in 2005.

Peter has also coached the Emerging Bok team, winning an IRB tournament held in Romania last year.

Wish you luck peter, you will need it ,you just need to beat the Kiwis at home this year and please remember your quote about picking players on merit not colour.

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At 3:29 pm, Blogger sesenta y cuatro said...

I wish Peter de Villiers the best of lucks and I think he is going to need it, as it can't be an easy task to take over this team after the huge success that his predecessor has achieved.

At 2:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its only obvious the racial fault lines will be running through South African rugby now that a "black" man was chosen to coach the national team! i still think he deserves it...GOOD LUCK PETER!!!

-Jenna Fox-


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