South African Rugby

Friday, January 18, 2008

Show me the money

Bryan Habana has been made a offer from French club Bayonne for 400,000 Euros a year this has been the largest offer for a player even by French standards who do seem to have the cash to throw around at the moment.

Other clubs that are in interested is another French club called Toulouse; Bryan is looking at his options nice problem for him to have considering his salary would be tax free.

This will screw up Peter De Villiers hard line attitude to foreign based players playing for the boks, our rugby administrators need to stop living in their ivory tower and face reality that our top players will be poached by clubs with very deep pockets.

South African players who are based overseas are John Smit ,Victor Matfield, Percy Montgomery and Butch James.

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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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