De Villiers linked with Boland coaching role

Date published: October 5 2016

Former Springbok head coach Peter de Villiers has been linked with the vacant coaching position at the Boland Cavaliers.

Boland suffered a double setback during the past week when both their director of rugby, Alan Zondagh, and head coach Brent Janse van Rensburg resigned from their roles.

Zondagh cited political interference from the union’s board as a reason for his resignation and Janse van Rensburg quit his position under mysterious circumstances.

According to Netwerk24, De Villiers – who was the Springboks head coach from 2008 to 2011 – has been mentioned as a possible successor to Janse van Rensburg.

De Villiers currently works in Namibia as a development coach for a local financial provider's Centre of Excellence.

This is not the first time the 59-year-old has been linked to the Boland head coaching position. In May last year, it was also reported that he could take over the coaching reins at the Wellington-based union, but Dewey Swartbooi eventually got the job for last year’s Currie Cup.

Swartbooi resigned, however, for a position at the Bulls late last year, and Janse van Rensburg replaced him after resigning at the Eastern Province Kings.