8 Things You Didn’t Know About Jean de Villiers

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Written by Makula Dunbar
Jean de Villiers in action
Jean de Villiers in action – thepapare.com

He retired from the Springboks after injury ended his 2015 World Cup

History repeats itself, and unfortunately for the rugby legend, his Springbok career came to an abrupt end at the 2015 Rugby World Cup when he suffered a jaw fracture in a Pool B match against Samoa. De Villiers captained the Boks 37 times, ending his career as the second most capped Springbok captain of all time, and the fourth most capped player in the history of South African Test rugby, with 109 appearances.