De Villiers Criticises World Rugby For Inadequate Funding Of African Teams


Zimbabwe national rugby coach Peter de Villers has criticised World Rugby for the inadequate funding supplied to African teams. Zimbabwe and other countries in the Gold Cup received $45 000. However, Namibia who won this year’s competition and have qualified for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, get at least $1,5 million a year. Said De Villiers,

I think it’s a disgrace from World Rugby because of the little money they put into Africa for the kind of rugby we saw here today. There was all the ingredients; we saw great line breaks, scramble defence, there were first phases that were brilliant and we had ball steals on the ground so I think with more resources and getting these guys to become professional players; Africa will make a step up in World Rugby.

At this stage, I think they are afraid of that but if not, why don’t they put in the right kind of money here in Africa?

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