South African Rugby
De Villiers accepts university role
ESPN Staff
June 20, 2012
Springboks coach Peter de Villiers raises a smile during training, South Africa training session, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, August 18, 2011
Peter de Villiers has joined the University of the Western Cape © Getty Images
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Former South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has been named director of rugby at the University of the Western Cape.

Having left his post with the Springboks following their quarter-final exit at last year's Rugby World Cup, the 55-year-old will now oversee all levels of rugby at the university, located in Bellville.

De Villiers had been tipped for an ambassadorial role with the South African sports ministry before confirming his latest move.

"The university has gained a good reputation academically and they now want me to help lift the standards of their sport," De Villiers told Supersport.

"I've been officially involved with the university since the start of the month but we are only in a position to announce my involvement now.

"It's good to be working again and great to have a hands-on role in the sport I love."

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