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From World Cup to Varsity Shield…


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 18 Jun 2012 at 11:33
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…the Peter de Villiers roller coaster ride continues…

SuperSport have just confirmed that former Bok coach Peter de Villiers, summarily dumped at the end of his, shall we say, “interesting” four-year tenure after last year’s World Cup quarter-final exit, has been confirmed as Director of Rugby at the University of the Western Cape.

Most international coaches go on to doing something a little bit more glamorous with their time once stepping down from the Test arena, but after months of speculation (and more than a little whining in the media about not having a job) it appears that de Villiers has opted (or is that settled?) for playing a role in rugby development right down at the grass roots.

UWC placed third out of five teams in this year’s Varsity Shield competition, winning four of their eight matches. One can safely say for our dear friend PDivvy that from here, the only way is up! Good luck with the new job, mate… good to have you back on the payroll somewhere at least.



28 Comments

  • Did you know that Carel Du Plessis got the Bok coaching job while coach of UWC?? :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.06.12 11:38:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : WOW… I didn’t realise Carel du Plessis had coached at any level prior to getting the Bok job. I mean, watching his team, you’d hardly say he had. :mrgreen:

    BTW, when did you become Jon Cardinelli’s lapdog? :evil:

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.06.12 11:40:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    Huh?? :???: :?:

    I personally don’t like Cardinelli but I agreed with his tweet this morning.

    Seems you think I have an agenda or something… :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.06.12 11:45:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : Wes, after knowing you for as long as I have, I know you have no agenda other than to stir as much as possible :)

    Just remember what they say about lying down with dogs!

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.06.12 11:47:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : @wpw (Comment 3) : Bunch of twits.. :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.06.12 11:47:34 by Ben Reply
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  • http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Peter-de-Villiers-accepts-new-job-20120618

    So that’s where the old coot wound up! Coach of the number one team in the world to…well ja…HAHAHAHAHAHA. That’s made my day.

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.06.12 11:50:40 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 6) : bit of a fall from grace

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.06.12 11:51:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • but after months of speculation (and more than a little whining in the media about not having a job) it appears that de Villiers has opted (or is that settled?)

    More like resigned to….

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.06.12 11:53:03 by klempie Reply

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  • So Ricky’s going back to varsity?

    stolen from News24′s comments section

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.06.12 11:55:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 10) :

    I thought you might have some fun here.

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.06.12 12:05:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.06.12 12:06:49 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 9) :

    I see one of your comments has been moderated. :lol: :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.06.12 12:11:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : “Most international coaches go on to doing something a little bit more glamorous with their time once stepping down from the Test arena” – Jake White moved on to coack Stellenbosch Koshuis teams after winning the RWC ’07

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.06.12 12:12:34 by Megatron Reply

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  • Awww come on Rob! It’s not THAT bad! How about just changing the word “cadre” to “applicant” and let bygones be bygones?

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.06.12 12:16:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : So if your theory plays out, the Spears will be winning the SA conference in 2016? :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.06.12 12:17:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 16) : 2017 *

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.06.12 12:21:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : No…2016. Getting confused between general election intervals and RWC intervals. :twisted:

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.06.12 12:22:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 13) :

    Carel du Plessis??

    Andre Markgraaf…
    Harry Viljoen…

    But worse still is Rudi Stroolie who got a job at the Sharks!! Talk about a fall from grace!! :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.06.12 12:23:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : yeh…for the Sharks.

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.06.12 12:25:25 by klempie Reply

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  • Good on Pdivvy for not being too big a man to coach a lowly Vodacom Shield side. Shows me his heart is first and foremost with rugby.

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.06.12 12:39:34 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 21) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.06.12 12:46:31 by klempie Reply

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  • I hope there are some good player-coaches in the UWC side a la Barney, Victoria and JdV… :???:

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.06.12 12:57:58 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 15) : “theory”? you’re jumping the gun in your futile attempt to come across witty :roll:

    fact: jake white only got a decent coaching job in 2012, a whole four years after winning the world cup.

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.06.12 13:01:32 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 24) : Yes. Which would imply that in 2016, Helium Pete will be winning the SA conference (like the Brumbies are winning the Aus conference) as head of the unfancied Spears. Capiche?

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.06.12 13:04:46 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 24) : implication is only in your head maybe because pdv not being employed any where, gives you perverse satisfaction hehehe

    you are what you are

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.06.12 14:28:52 by Megatron Reply

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  • I went to an evening last week at The Johannian, where Peter de Villiers was the guest speaker. What an awesome evening, I would prefer to spend some time in Peters company than some of the other ex Springbok coaches.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.06.12 14:49:07 by Bump Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 26) : The implication was that Jake is as bad (or as good) as Snorre because he coached Koshuis. Do you deny it?

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.06.12 14:49:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 27) : @klempie (Comment 27) : no, the point was Springbok coaches can be sidelined by the powers that be (for whatever reason)this was brought about by this line from rob’s “article”

    Most international coaches go on to doing something a little bit more glamorous with their time once stepping down from the Test arena

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.06.12 15:33:07 by Megatron Reply

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