Chester ships out

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 18 Feb 2008 at 20:19

South African World Cup winner Chester Williams will Monday formally take up his role as technical director to Romanian side Dinamo Bucarest, the Mediafax news agency has reported.

Williams, 37, and a mainstay of the 1995 World Cup-winning Springbok side in which he was the only black player, moved into coaching last year after injuries curtailed his playing career in 2000 after 27 caps which saw him score 14 tries, according to a report on IOL.

He coached the national sevens side in his homeland for two years before taking charge of the Ugandan national side and then having a spell with Tunisia.

Williams had been short-listed as a possible successor to South Africa’s 2007 World Cup winning coach Jake White before the job went to Peter De Villiers.

Dinamo Bucarest won their 15th league title last season.


  • Certainly the road less traveled. Still, exposure to a lot of different approaches can only turn Chessie into a better coach.

    Or rather, could hardly turn him into a worse one 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.02.08 20:21:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • I just dont understand Chester’s reasoning.

    He questions why he doesnt get top-class coaching roles but he then takes up contracts to coach the likes of Ghana and some club side in eastern Europe.

    What si the guy thinking? He’d surely pick up more experience coaching Grey Bloem’s u/10 side?

    How is coaching in Romanis going to improve his coaching skills?

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.02.08 20:22:53 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Uganda…

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.02.08 22:51:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yip sorry got that wrong…

    He also apparently did a stint with tunisia…

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.02.08 23:04:12 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • you got a good podcasting voice, Vincenzo?

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.02.08 23:05:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • And hes still on the shortlist for the assistant coaching job for the Boks??

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.02.08 09:15:39 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Is he really? I thought he wasn’t interested in an assistant coach position

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.02.08 09:54:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • He did coach the Pumas and we all know that the Pumas played in the world cup semi’s. 😈

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.02.08 10:03:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • That thudding sound is my head hitting the keyboard 😉

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.02.08 10:07:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • He should have stick to sevens, or his last lifeline being Jake White assistant when offered… 🙄

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.02.08 10:13:35 by Charlie Reply

  • If you don’t shape up……you gotta ship out 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.02.08 10:14:32 by shark-tank Reply

  • Adios amigo’s…adios my bokkie… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.02.08 10:16:49 by Charlie Reply

  • shark-tank,

    Not such a faithful captain onboard… will easily jump-off before it sinks… 😯

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.02.08 10:18:52 by Charlie Reply

  • Charlie…. 😆

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.02.08 10:20:34 by shark-tank Reply

  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.02.08 10:33:26 by Charlie Reply

  • not with you okes… 😉

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.02.08 10:38:32 by robdylan Reply
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