South Africa

Jean
De Villiers

"I STILL BELIEVE IF I HAD NOT GONE THROUGH THOSE INJURIES I WOULD NOT HAVE REACHED 100 TESTS. I LEARNED MOST OF ALL HOW TO OVERCOME ADVERSITY."

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Date Capped

13.09.2014

Nation

South Africa

Position

Centre and Wing

100 Test Cap Stadium

Westpac Stadium, Welling, New Zealand

Against

New Zealand

Jean De Villiers

Between 2002 - 2015 Jean de Villiers won 109 caps for South Africa and achieved numerous accolades in a glittering club and national career.
De Villiers first taste of international rugby came in the Springbok Sevens team, where he played a key role in helping the South Africans to a second place finish in the 2001 IRB World Sevens Series and third in the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Following this, De Villiers ascended into the South Africa full 15, winning the Tri-Nations in 2004; a title he won twice during his career. In 2007, De Villiers also won the Rugby World Cup with South Africa.
De Villiers went on to captain the Springboks on numerous occasions, including at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He was named the 2008 South African Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.