EP Elephants coach Peter de Villiers has thanked the public for their messages of support since news broke that he and 11 of his players had tested positive for Covid-19.
The union’s president Andre Rademan confirmed on Tuesday that former Springbok coach Pieter de Villiers and 11 EP Elephants players had all contracted the virus.
EP were set to face Griquas in a warm-up game this Saturday but the match has subsequently been called off.
Posting on social media, Peter de Villiers admitted the virus had hit him hard but vowed to overcome it.
“Thanks to everyone that has sent me a message to me via phone or my social media accounts about contracting Covid-19,” he wrote.
“It’s hit me pretty hard and I am not feeling great but as I always say… even the bad times are good.
“I’m a fighter and will overcome!”