The famous ‘snor’ is still there, but Peter de Villiers displayed an unusual look on social media on Thursday to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The former Springbok coach, who is now in charge of the Zimbabwean national team, took to Twitter and Facebook to show off a freshly shaven head to show his backing for the awareness campaign.
“Hi everybody, October is Cancer awareness month and through personal experience and encouragement from my wife (Madam Coach), family and friends I have shaved my head. I would also like to dare you to do the same and join the PDV challenge. Stay blessed. “Even the bad times are good”. #BeatCancer” De Villiers posted with the picture.
Despite being replaced by Heyneke Meyer as Bok coach, De Villiers is still a popular figure among many rugby fans, and hopes to take Zimbabwe back to the Rugby World Cup one day.
The Sables came up short in World Cup qualifying earlier this year, where they ended fifth in the final qualifier, the Africa Gold Cup.
But the 61-year-old De Villiers will be best remembered for the Bok wins over the All Blacks in 2008 and 2009, as well as the series triumph over the British and Irish Lions.@ashfakmohamed