Koen, De Villiers join Bok management

Louis Koen and Pieter de Villiers were officially added to the Springbok management on Thursday.

Their appointments were approved by Saru’s Exco (Executive Council), which means the duo will join the Boks at their training camp in Durban on Sunday. Former Bok flyhalf Koen will take over as the team’s kicking consultant, while former France prop De Villiers will be the scrum specialist.

Head coach Heyneke Meyer lauded the latest additions to his management.

‘They bring a wealth of knowledge in their specialist areas of kicking and scrumming, but also know and understand the rigours of Test rugby, having played at the highest level,’ said Meyer. ‘Collectively they have been involved in a number of World Cups and this kind of experience is something that will always be invaluable at Test level.’