• P Div appointed EP Elephants coach

    It’s been confirmed that former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has been appointed as the new EP Elephants head coach.

    On Wednesday, De Villiers was one of five coaches who appeared before the EP panel on Wednesday for his interview to become the next EP Elephants coach.

    The interview process had also included former Springbok assistant coach Ricardo Loubscher, Deon Kayser, Jonathan Mokuena and Kevin Musikanth.

    On Friday, the EPRU confirmed that De Villiers had been appointed.

    ‘Being the coach of EP poses the opportunity to for us to actually unite a divided community into one support group that is behind the team that is supposed to be one of the best in the country,’ said De Villiers in an EPRU statement.

    ‘It is going to be a challenge but with the input of all stakeholders, we will be able to reach our goal. My plan for the union is that I need a lot of support from all the stakeholders to build bridges and to get the right personnel together and make sure that everybody understands what the collective goal is.

    ‘I will work hard to make sure we achieve our goals.’

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