South Africa coach Peter De Villiers takes charge of his final game

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'Incredible journey' over for De Villiers after quarter-final defeat

South Africa coach Peter De Villiers has taken charge of his final game after the 2007 champions' 11-9 World Cup quarter-final loss to Australia.

De Villiers became South Africa's first black coach on replacing Jake White in 2008 but will leave when his contract expires at the end of the year.

"There's a time to come and a time to go and I think the journey for me is over," he said.

"It was a brilliant journey - something you cannot take away from me."

De Villiers' contract expires at the end of the season but the team have no games scheduled before then.

The 54-year-old guided the Boks to a 2-1 series victory over the British and Irish Lions in 2009 and the Tri-Nations title later the same year.

He added: "To work with people like this, people that are passionate about their country, people who always put their bodies on the line and try to bring hope to poor people back home who will never have the privilege that most of you guys have.

"It was really incredible for me to work with them."

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