Jean de Villiers fit to start

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :In the news, Original Content, Springboks on 5 Nov 2010 at 11:46

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

He takes his place in the centre alongside Zane Kirchner for the first test of the Springboks’ four-Test tour of Britain and Ireland.

Meanwhile uncapped backrower Willem Alberts has not recovered sufficiently from a calf strain and is replaced on the bench by his Sharks backrow team-mate and in the similarly uncapped Keegan Daniel. 

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers welcomed the news of his namesake’s recovery: “We have been hard hit by injuries to our centres so to have Jean available is a major boost. He is an experienced international and is in charge of the backs on tour so it’s great to see him back on the field.

“We had made contingency plans, and had trained with them in mind all week, but with Jean’s knowledge of Ireland’s players – having played for Munster – it was important to have him available for this match.”

Issued by SARU Communications


  • that is good news

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.11.10 11:59:44 by stevo Reply
  • Perhaps better so Lambo can start off the bench and be eased in..

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.11.10 12:02:31 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • After the highs of the CC Final, this game just feels BLAH. I’ll watch it but it just won’t be the same. 🙁

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.11.10 12:04:15 by Butchie34 Reply
  • @Butchie34 (Comment 3) :


  • Comment 4, posted at 05.11.10 12:05:49 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • Good luck JDV, good luck Bokke.

    My sister will be there – hope you guys make it worth getting out there in the freaking cold!

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.11.10 12:12:06 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 4) : There were so many heroes on the pitch last week and now where are they? There’s the best front row in the team but behind that?

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.11.10 12:12:32 by Butchie34 Reply
  • @ Big Fish, there will surely do, GO BOKKE !!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.11.10 12:32:39 by Charlie Reply

  • Good luck JDV. If you see Odrscol or Darcy coming in for the tackle, just take it. At least its not THE DRIES. So it wont hurt that much.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.11.10 12:46:53 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 8) : hahaha. Good one. 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.11.10 13:18:41 by Puma Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 8) : Dries might not be in the SA coaches future plans but I would have loved to see him break the Irish.

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.11.10 13:21:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • HAHAHA did u guys read Keo’s newsletter?? Hillarious shit! 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.11.10 13:23:34 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 11) : Wow, I haven’t seen back-peddling like that for a long time. Mark Keohane, ever the misunderstood. “You guys! That’s not what I ‘really’ meant!” .

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.11.10 13:35:16 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 11) : @vanmartin (Comment 12) : url please?

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.11.10 13:39:04 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 12) : back peddling with a last try o getting in a sting! LOL

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.11.10 13:39:59 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 13) :Sorry, looks like it’s only available to those of us stupid enough to give him our e-mail addresses. I can forward it to you but will need your e-mail address

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.11.10 13:43:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 7) :
    Thanks Charlie! 😉

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.11.10 13:55:15 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 11) :

    I agree with him regarding Lambie losing out to Elton but for goodness sake, these awards were voted for by the public and journalists throughout the country!! 🙄

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.11.10 13:57:53 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 17) : wes, I was only talking about the first part about the final!

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.11.10 14:01:45 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @ Big Fish, pleasure :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.11.10 14:10:18 by Charlie Reply

  • So Jean can play.

    I really wanted this tour to be more about giving a few players chances to see how they can go.

    Anyway, lets see if Habana and Spies and Morne Steyn, can prove me wrong. They haven’t been playing great and has not been the best in their position this year, but they don’t need to be, because they know they’ll get selected anyway.

    I don’t think Krusty and Stegman was the best players he could have selected, but at least these two guys have played some decent rugby in the recent pass. Krusty has never had a drop in form, he just never had anything special to start with and Stegman was great in the S14 and got lucky to get selected when he haven’t played for 3 months or so, but at least I thought he deserved it when he played.

    I’m more upset about players continually getting selected and then screwing up in the Green and Gold.

    I’ll be watching those three specifically this weekend, because there is three other more deserving players that would love to be given the type of chances they are getting!

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.11.10 15:14:50 by Letgo Reply
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  • Great news! 😀

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.11.10 15:16:59 by McLovin Reply

  • Keegs and Pat in their white Bok jerseys.

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.11.10 15:33:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • Why don’t they play Habana @13 and Mvovo at wing. Devilliers is playing @ 12.WHY zane?

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.11.10 16:49:20 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • This sucks!

    Why doesn`t he start with Lambie at 12 and JdV at 13? It`s the most obvious choice! Krusty . . . sigh 🙄

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.11.10 08:44:22 by Original Champion Reply
    Original Pierre
  • this is great news,

    Maybe and i think a big maybe 🙄
    its good to hv Lambie on the bench to start off with, its one thing to play junior SB but senior Boks is altogether a hard game, nt that Lambie and Mvovo can’t play snr games i think bring them in the 2nd half they hv to hv game time to get them ready for the WC 2011 🙂

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.11.10 09:41:10 by chaz Reply

  • @Butchie34 (Comment 3) : agree missing the CC and what a wait until next year but its time to hit the road with the Boks and our new comers into the Boks team i think we hv a chance at the WC 2011 but time will tell :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.11.10 09:43:39 by chaz Reply

  • :mrgreen: GO BOKS GO :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.11.10 09:46:38 by chaz Reply


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