.... Pieter De Villiers, he of 2 u/19 RWC victories, an u/21 RWC victory (i.e 3 age-group RWC`s in 4 attempts, losing only the u/21 final of 2006, to France in France), a Nations Cup triumph with the Emerging Boks in 2007, and some fairly decent success in his time with the Falcons- and trust me, that takes some doing. He defeated former Bulls coach Heynecke Meyer, currently director of rugby at the Bulls, as well as builder of a dynasty that included 5 successive Currie Cup finals, winning 3 and sharing 1 of those, as well as a first-ever Super rugby title in 2007, to the top post in the final round of voting. The 2 also-rans were Jake White`s former backline assistant coach Allister Coetzee, and former Bok 7`s coach Chester Williams. Neither had anything like a proven track record as head coaches in 15-man rugby, so in the end it came down to the 2 most plausible candidates. So, did SARU choose the right man for the job, or should Meyer have gotten it? Could Meyer possibly be included as assistant for the forwards, and will he accept such a challenge? Discuss.