Rossouw to assist Namibia at RWC?

Date published: June 29 2015

Former Bulls backline coach Pieter Rossouw will assist Namibia at the Rugby World Cup later this year.

According to reports, Rossouw, who played 43 Tests for South Africa between 1997 and 2003, will be Namibia’s backline coach until after the World Cup. An official announcement is expected to be made in due course.

Rossouw's appointment comes after coach Danie Vermeulen resigned as head coach just three months ahead of the start of the global showpiece in England. The team's technical advisor, Phil Davies, will take over the role as head coach.

Reports suggest that Vermeulen's resignation came due to Rossouw’s appointment. Vermeulen wanted to appoint a local assistant coach, but according to Netwerk24 his request was rejected by the Namibian Rugby Union.

Namibia will kick off their World Cup campaign against New Zealand in London on September 24.

Namibia will also face off against Tonga, Georgia and Argentina in the group stages of the competition