Richard Ferguson

Jean will lead Boks


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, WP on 18 Oct 2012 at 08:30
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Springbok captain Jean de Villiers, although ruled out of the remainder of the Currie Cup, will still lead the team on the End of Year tour starting 10 November against Ireland.

De Villiers has picked up a Grade One hamstring injury, which will keep the centre out of action for three weeks, but will be back to full fitness in time to lead the Springboks in Ireland, Scotland and England.

Coach Heyneke Meyer appointed de Villiers as captain for the entire year, and although his record so far is not the greatest, he will be looking to add three victories in November to not only get his win record above 50%, but win back a diminishing support base in South Africa.

The tour is an ideal opportunity to give new combinations a go and try out the younger generation, but in the same breath, it will be good for the Boks to be able to select combinations that can grow and play together next year, and not to simply give away International caps.



9 Comments

  • Look , tbh with all due respect to jdv, but I hope its his last tour as captain for SA. I dont see him holding his spot in the team, its a problem.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.10.12 08:41:50 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 1) : Yeah this re-treading of a player is really getting old.

    You’re either the best in your position or not, and if you’re not the best then watch the game from the sidelines, not from a different position.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.10.12 09:06:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • ideal time to blood a new captain… but who?

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.10.12 09:22:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 1) : Have to agree with you there! But if not Jean, then who? Not Adriaan, he’s just keeping Bismarck’s jersey warm. Not Andries, the glass spine warrior, whether it’s his back or two very good Bulls locks (love or hate the team, they have good locks!), somethings always scheming to remove him from the team. Schalk, Juan, injured until further notice (and personally I don’t think either of them deserve to just walk back into the team)

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.10.12 09:26:20 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Johann Muller should be captain.

    We need a better lock and some maturity and experience in the team.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.10.12 09:48:45 by Orelando_G Reply

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  • @Orelando_G (Comment 5) :

    You ARE Johann Muller and I claim my R50 with compliments from ABSA!! :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.10.12 11:19:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : I wish I was Johann Muller. He is so underrated and I reckon just having him in the squad would do wanders for the boks.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.10.12 13:11:54 by Orelando_G Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :
    The 2 best captains in SA wouldnt command a starting place in the Bok side unfortunately.
    Strauss and Dewald Potgieter.

    Who indeed.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.10.12 15:14:19 by John Galt Reply

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  • The solution to the whole captaincy conundrum is so simple it’s actually laughable; I can’t believe no one has thought of it yet. Appoint Keegan Daniel as captain and fire Geenbreineke Meyer as coach :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.10.12 19:22:55 by Culling Song Reply
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