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Who will captain the Boks to the RWC?


With the recent announcement of the contracted Springbok group, focus is slowly starting to shift to the international test season with one burning question…

Jean leads Stormers against Boland


Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will lead the DHL Stormers into battle in their second pre-season friendly of 2013, when the Men from the Cape take on neighbours, the Regent Boland Cavaliers, at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday (14h45).

Burger confirmed as Stormers captain


A fit again Schalk Burger will once again lead the Stormers for the 2013 Super Rugby campaign.

Rigtinglose Bokke


Die Springbokke se vertoning gister teen die Wallabies het weereens bewys dat Suid-Afrikaanse afrigters hulle te veel bemoei met wat hulle nie het nie, eerder as om dit wat hulle wel het tot sy volle potensiaal aan te wind.

Jean captain for rest of 2012


Jean de Villiers has been appointed as Springbok captain for the remainder of the 2012 season, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer announced in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

Jean de Villiers named Bok captain


Jean de Villiers will become the 54th Springbok captain after he was named to lead the Boks in the Castle Incoming Tour against England, which starts on Saturday.

Building bridges


Where Meyer is now more confident in including a number of youngsters for the upcoming test series against England, his most important decision remains who he will select as skipper.

Koster also crocked


The DHL Stormers injury woes has taken a turn for the worst as it was confirmed that Nick Koster is also on his way back to SA following a knee injury.

Habs at 13 for Stormers


Coach Allister Coetzee today named his team to take on the Reds on Friday night at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, in the teams’ third tour match.

JDV blow for Stormers/Boks


The Stormers have received a massive blow with the news that centre and captain Jean de Villiers has injured ligaments in his hand.

WP’s double-edged sword


Whilst many will applaud Western Province rugby for hanging onto most of their players, it might come at a massive loss.

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Habana, Jean out, Jantjes back


DHL Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee, were forced to make some changes to his team following some injuries.

Jean in doubt


The Stormers may have to take on the Reds without their star center, Jean de Villiers, this weekend.

Excusing excuses


What is the next step when you commit yourself not to offer any more excuses?

Latest news from Bok camp


There is not a lot of good news coming from the Bok camp ahead of their test against Scotland.

Jean will be ready for Wales


Jean de Villiers should be fit enough to train with his Springboks team-mates on Tuesday said team doctor Craig Roberts after De Villiers missed Monday’s session because of a groin injury.

Jean is a starter


Centre Jean de Villiers will win his 64 cap for South Africa on Saturday after passing a late fitness test in Dublin on Friday morning.

Jean still not training


South Africa centre Jean de Villiers and forward Willem Alberts missed the squad’s final training session before their tour of Europe through injury on Wednesday.

Lionel Cronje finally gets the 10 jersey


Western Province coach Allister Coetzee as suspected gave Lionel Cronje the number 10 jersey for this weekend’s must-win fixture against the Leopards at Newlands.

The Official View: Tip Tackles


Given the recent scrutiny of the tip or spear tackle, I found this very good piece by Rugby 365’s Paul Dobson who discusses the offence at length.

Jean gets two weeks


Springbok wing Jean de Villiers has been suspended for two weeks after being cited for a dangerous tackle during the Investec Tri Nations Test match, New Zealand v South Africa at Westpac Stadium, in Wellington last night.

Jean wants his jersey back


Springbok wing Jean de Villiers wants to play in his favourite inside centre position again, but for now he is just happy to get another opportunity to play for South Africa again.

Boks have tremendous depth


Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, says South Africa currently has tremendous depth in every position and it was a difficult task to select the side to face the All Blacks for the Tri-Nations encounter at Eden Park on Saturday.

Jean counting his blessings


Jean de Villiers could scarcely believe his good fortune on Tuesday when he was included in the Springbok squad for Saturday’s Test against France at Newlands.

Combo’s and Super 14 form were deciding factors


The form of the Vodacom Bulls and the Vodacom Stormers during the 2010 Super 14 is reflected in the selection of the Springbok team to face Six Nations champions France in a one-off encounter at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.

Jean and CJ joins Stormers


Test veterans Jean de Villiers and CJ van der Linde will join the Stormers Super 15 campaign next year.

CJ back to SA?


CJ Van der Linde might well be back in South Africa soon.

Jean playing the field


Come and get me!

Jean coming home


Irish province Munster confirmed on Monday that Springbok Jean de Villiers will return to South Africa at the end of the current season.

Jean gives up drinking for Boks


Jean de Villiers cancelled a coaching session, a TV session and a drinking session to join up with South Africa this week in Dublin – but he couldn’t be happier ahead of their clash against Ireland.

Jean called up for Irish test


Jean de Villiers has been called into the Bok squad after Adi Jacobs failed a fitness test and was sent back home.