8 Things You Didn’t Know About Jean de Villiers

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Written by Makula Dunbar
Jean de Villiers was a legendary Springbok - telegraph.co.uk
Jean de Villiers was a legendary Springbok – telegraph.co.uk

His first international appearance for South Africa lasted seven minutes

In his first game for South Africa, De Villiers tore a ligament in his knee after only seven minutes. Luckily, he managed to return to the game after nine months of rehabilitation, and went on to have an impressive career, albeit hampered by injury at various stages.