‘Meyer’s taken Boks into the gutters’

Peter de Villiers believes the appointment process for the Springbok coach is fundamentally flawed.

Addressing reports that current Bok coach Heyneke Meyer had been offered a new four-year contract, De Villiers questioned whether the decision-makers at Saru had the knowledge to keep South Africa ahead of the game.

‘By allegedly offering Meyer a new four-year term, it appears the SA Rugby Union does not want to be a world leader,’ De Villiers wrote in The Times. ‘It signed a contract with a man who has taken our rugby into the gutters… Being rewarded for not performing certainly calls the whole system into question.’

The former Bok coach said he would also play Elton Jantjies at flyhalf and shift Pat Lambie to inside centre.

Read De Villiers's full column

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