Johannesburg - Prominent kicking coach Vlok Cilliers has joined the Western Province Rugby coaching set-up, the union said on Monday.
The 46 year-old Cilliers returns to the Cape side, having played 80 matches for Western Province as a utility back between 1993 and 1998.
“First and foremost, Vlok is a true WP Rugby man and we're excited to welcome him back into the fold (here), director of rugby Gert Smal told www.wprugby.com website.
“His record as a kicking coach, both locally and internationally, speaks for itself and we have no doubt that he will add value across all teams at Western Province.”
Cilliers would work at Super Rugby and Currie Cup level, where he would be responsible for the implementation and execution of the kicking structures for the respective teams.
Gareth Wright, the WP kicking coach for the Vodacom Cup, under-21s and under-19s, was set work closely with Cilliers to ensure the structures were replicated throughout the union.
Cilliers was appointed as the first-ever full-time kicking coach in South Africa at the Bulls in 2004 and had also worked with the Springboks on their end-of-season tour of Europe in 2009.
His prowess as a kicking coach aside, Cilliers represented the SA Sevens team in 1993 and 1994, having captained the WP Sevens team for three years during a five-year period of playing for the team (1994-98).