Peter de Villiers: Covid-19 hit me hard, but I’m a fighter!

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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.

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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.

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EP were set to face Griquas in a warm-up game this Saturday but the match has subsequently been called off.

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Posting on social media, Peter de Villiers admitted the virus had hit him hard but vowed to overcome it.

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“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!”

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