Peter de Villiers rugby player
Peter de Villiers rugby player

Peter de Villiers

1st Jan 1970 1.65m/70kg Coach

De Villiers coached the Springboks between 2008 and 2011, with his most notable achievements being a Tri-Nations win in 2009 as well as a series win over the British and Irish Lions that same year.

South Africa finished bottom in the 2010 and 2011 Tri Nations, and following a quarter final defeat to Australia in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, his contract was not renewed.

In April 2016, de Villiers agreed to undertake a role in Namibia where he will assist with the development of emerging coaches and sport stars.

de Villiers then took on a role within the Zimbabwean rugby union where he worked with the u20s before being named as the senior side's new head coach in February 2018.

JW Feb 18


sa South Africa
Number 30
2008 - 2011