Peter puts pen to paper

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers signed a contract with SA Rugby on Friday.

The contract saga has dragged on since 9 January when De Villiers was appointed. Two weeks ago an annual salary of R1.6 million was finalised, but there was still some deliberation on whether he would be allowed the final say on team selection.

Last Friday saw De Villiers win this right despite an initial hiccup. The KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union allegedly voted against the motion, but later changed their vote to give De Villiers the freedom to pick his side.

De Villiers’s agent Jonty Goslett told the contract has now officially been finalised.