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Peter Bills: De Villiers caught in middle of massive split in Boks camp

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Published 27/07/2010 | 05:00

Peter de Villiers. Photo: Getty Images
Peter de Villiers. Photo: Getty Images

A major split has opened up within the Springboks coaching management team, sources close to South African rugby alleged last night.

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They say that significant differences exist between the coaching style espoused by assistant coaches Dick Muir and Gary Gold. Head coach Peter de Villiers is said to be wavering, uncertain which way to go forward.

The source, who has impeccable connections to the Springboks and their squad, said: "Dick Muir wants to play a complete attacking game, ball in hand the whole time like the New Zealanders have done in this Tri Nations.

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