Richard Ferguson

PDivvy canned, Chester gets the nod


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Original Content on 27 Aug 2015 at 09:47
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In what can only be described as the calm before the storm, news has been slow and when a Varsity Cup coach appointment catches your eye, you know you have hit rock bottom. Anyway, news is news.

Chester Williams has been appointed as new head coach of the University of the Western Cape. He replaces the evergreen former Springbok coach Pieter de Villiers, who is once again unemployed. And by unemployed, I mean he has no coaching job, seeing as he is making money from being a guest speaker at unruly events and by being the big name on SABC’s Rugby World Cup coverage. Oh how I am looking forward to hearing that voice on TV.

Williams will take over the Varsity Shield team coached by De Villiers from 2012, hoping to take from his experience of coaching the Blitzbokke, the Cats in Super Rugby as well as doing some international work in such rugby nations as Uganda, Tunisia and Romania.

We wish both parties the best of luck.



39 Comments

  • can’t wait to hear the voice on tv!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.08.15 09:54:17 by JD Reply
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  • Thanks Rich. Was Divvy canned as a result of his actions and utterings lately? Or was it the plan all along to bring in Chester?

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.08.15 09:55:26 by Another Nick Reply

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  • How about reports that Fransie is training with the Sharks, and that Brüssow, Marcel and Reinach are to lose out on the WC because of a 30% representation target?

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.08.15 10:03:18 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 3) : We will certainly not be discussing that second matter, as per our site rules.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.08.15 10:10:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 3) : just to add, when we were picking our scrummies, rather ridiculous that Rudy Paige didn’t get test caps this year based on Super Rugby form. He kicked Reinach’s ass and it’s not like Cobus did anything in the Rugby Champs to cement his place.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.08.15 10:11:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 3) : The Marcel rumour is a bit of a shocker!

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.08.15 10:15:01 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Id say but why not play him in the Champs etc? Why play Reinach then? Beyond me.
    This WC we out in the QF thats for sure, if we get past Samoa and Scots….

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.08.15 10:18:54 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 3) : surely Frans should be in Japan if he’s not at the Bokke?!?!

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.08.15 10:30:30 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : sad to say I don’t see any of the current scummies even being competition for the starting spot with Pienaar!!!!!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.08.15 10:37:20 by JD Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 2) :

    As far as I can read, his contract merely ran out.

    But it wasn’t as if he was there the last year anyway..

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.08.15 10:40:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 6) : Marcell has an injury that isn’t likely to heal in time for the opening game(s). Pretty sure he’ll miss out, but I don’t think we need to assume there’s anything sinister behind it

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.08.15 10:46:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 7) : that’s the question

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.08.15 10:46:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Agreed

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.08.15 10:48:24 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Damn would suck to go without Marcell!

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.08.15 10:49:24 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 7) : Is it really worth our time trying to figure out how Meyer decides on selection? For all we know it’s all based on superstition and the phases of the moon.

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.08.15 10:52:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I cant wait to hear PDivvy having a go at Chester for taking his job

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.08.15 10:58:05 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Well that is true, but if that is our argument, then Faf should be there ahead of them all.

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.08.15 11:11:54 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 15) : :mrgreen: I must say I supported him from the Start to take us forward, but the fact that he doesnt even know who his 1st team is , is pretty big worry for me.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.08.15 11:14:53 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 17) : Totally agree, but we all know there are always “bigger” issues that affect team selection in general in SA.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.08.15 11:15:52 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 18) : Same here Uli. Was a big time Meyer apologist on here but he’s made me eat my hat so thoroughly this season that I’m far more worried than enthusiastic about him.

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.08.15 11:17:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : I’m very disappiinted with our selections during the international window. We selected a squad of 41 players (something like that) but didn’t give them all opportunities to play.

    Faf de Klerk
    Franco Mostert
    Lionel Mapoe
    Siya Kolisi
    Morne Steyn
    Elton Jantjies
    Scarra Ntubeni
    Schalk Brits
    Steven Kitschoff (okay, he was injured a lot but should have played the last game ahead of Beast on the bench)
    Rudi Paige
    Lwazi Mvovo
    Cobus Reinach (bench every game but very little game time)

    All of them got little or no game time while other players got game after game after game! :|

    The All Blacks mixed and matched and gave everybody in their extended squad some game time to make a case for selection.

    We are sitting in the position where some of the guys in crucial positions (third choice 10, 9 and 2) will have had little or no serious game time at all and will be getting onto the plane for England.

    The lack of planning and foresight is shocking!

    I can’t say who the third choice flyhalf should be because I haven’t seen either Elton or Morne play for the Boks this year!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.08.15 11:20:04 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Can we get Divvie? He can coach sharks curry cup.

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.08.15 11:20:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : Been some really iffy selections. But then again JW also selected Jaco vd W as his flyhalf. :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.08.15 11:21:22 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 17) : Faf was excellent during Super Rugby and I would have loved to see what he and Elton could do behind a Bok pack and with de Allende and Kriel outside them. The prospect is very exciting but we were denied the opportunity to see it become a reality :evil:

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.08.15 11:22:02 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Its not a question, we all know the powers that rule have their say.

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.08.15 11:22:14 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 22) : :shock: :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.08.15 11:23:49 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 23) : Fair enough, I just thinking Meyer may be winning the iffy selection competition at the moment.

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.08.15 11:45:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : you know rob I always tend to agree with you on that subject but perhaps the time has come to tweak the rules a little. Rugby is more and more dealing with this issue and it’s a topic that needs to be heard on both sides . I would like to think that people of all races can make they point without sounding very racist and I would rather have a convo with this lot than on news24. It is certainly worth a trial on this site and see how it goes as total silence on the matter is a little insulting when we allknow it’s at play in team selection

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.08.15 12:05:06 by Poisy Reply
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  • I think PDV would be far better than Gold as coach of the Sharks but that’s like choosing between a Fiat Uno and a Toyota Versa for a formula 1 race.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.08.15 13:46:32 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • Given the results this year almost anyone would be better than Gold.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.08.15 13:47:28 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 29) : :lol: hahaha! Made me laugh!

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.08.15 14:01:20 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 29) : what’s wrong with an Uno?!?! Hey papa hulle move!!!!!!!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.08.15 16:15:31 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 32) : ha I’m sure they do but when your team is in a Formula 1 race you need a little extra vuma.

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.08.15 16:28:38 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 33) : hahaha ja boet!!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.08.15 22:14:56 by JD Reply
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  • Geez, Pdivvy and the SABC together, now that will be a match made in heaven.

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.08.15 22:59:41 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 22) : No! Just no…

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.08.15 00:37:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 36) : I was just taking the piss…I may have let that one stew too long. Just kidding guys.

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.08.15 07:17:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 37) : ja boet really did not give that one a second look!!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.08.15 08:06:36 by JD Reply
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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 29) : :grin:

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.08.15 08:21:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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