De Villiers takes up W.C rugby post

By Drum Digital
19 June 2012

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers will take up a new post as director of rugby at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), it was reported on Tuesday.

The Cape Times reported that De Villiers had officially been involved with UWC since the start of the month.

"It's good to be working again and great to have a hands-on role in the sport I love. I have been impressed with the potential to grow rugby at UWC and think I can play a positive role there," he said.

Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the newspaper on Monday, he said he would assist the university in a project to regain its status as a rugby stronghold.

De Villiers was replaced by Heyneke Meyer as national coach at the beginning of the year.

In his four-year term, he coached the Springboks to Tri-Nations champions and a series victory over the British and Irish Lions in 2009.

His stint ended on a low as the Springboks bowed out of last year's World Cup in New Zealand against Australia in the quarter-final.

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