Peter de Villiers has been appointed new head coach of Zimbabwe’s national team – the Sables.

The former South Africa coach told the reporters that it was “the greatest day of his life”’ after committing to the national team.

Peter de Villiers was tactician of the Springboks (South Africa national team) from 2007 to 2011, winning the 2009 Tri Nations.

The President of Zimbabwe Rugby Union, Mr. Aaron Jani praised Peter de Villiers saying he has enough experience.

“Peter de Villiers brings with him over 20 years of experience in coaching at several levels”.

“This is the best move that Zimbabwe Rugby has made in many years,” he added.

He also pledged his total support: “The entire union will work with him to ensure that Zimbabwe moves forward and up the ranks in the World Rugby rankings”.

Zimbabwe will face Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia and Morocco during the Rugby Africa Gold Cup (June – August 2018).

The victor will directly qualify to the World Cup where they will face New Zealand, South Africa and Italy in Pool B.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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