Throughout his tenure as the first black Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers was in the news, and not always for the right reasons.
Peter De Villers with Gavin Rich: Politically Incorrect: The Autobiography
His battle to be accepted and respected by the rugby fraternity started from the moment his appointment was announced, when his new boss admitted that De Villiers had got the job for reasons ‘other than only rugby’. In his autobiography, De Villiers answers this question and addresses many more: How he managed to progress from the dusty streets of Paarl as a rugby-mad youngster to the highest job in South African rugby; why his employers tried to manipulate him but failed; why he stuck with John Smit as captain in the 2011 Rugby World Cup; and where his passion for rugby will lead him next. Rating: 3 Stars
Peter De Villers, Gavin Rich, non-fiction, John Smit, South African, rugby