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de Villiers announced Bok captain

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 4 Jun 2012 at 12:33
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Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has appointed Jean de Villiers as captain for the three test series against England, starting this Saturday at Mr Price Kings Park. De Villiers, who becomes the 54th test captain, will lead out a team balanced with both experience and youth, after leading the Stormers in the absence of regular Stormers captain, Schalk Burger.

The series against England will be Meyer’s first series in charge of the Springboks, and has been vocal in appointing a captain only for the three test series, as regular players such as Schalk Burger, who was tipped as captain after the retirement of both John Smit and Victor Matfield, are currently injured.

de Villier’s first task will be to lead a Springbok team with only a week of training together under their belt, against a rejuvenated England team, who has impressed so far this year, finishing second in the Six Nations under then caretaker coach Stuart Lancaster.


  • No surprize here…

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.06.12 12:43:09 by Ice Reply
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  • Congrats Jean.

    Now let us go and thump the English… ➑

    Go Boks.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.06.12 12:44:48 by Puma Reply

  • Question: He made a Stormers player captain – can we still accuse him of some sort of anti-Cape bias?

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.06.12 12:45:05 by vanmartin Reply
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  • As expected really… Wonder who will lead the forwards…

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.06.12 12:46:34 by The Quirk Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : We’re now shifting it to an anti-English stance πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.06.12 12:55:09 by molly Reply
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  • Congrats Jean.

    One request, please dont question and bleat about everything the ref does that you dont like, do it judiciously or else you come across as a wet blanket.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.06.12 12:55:37 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : Any bets on how many weeks our captain will remain uninjured.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.06.12 12:57:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Congrats JDV….That means Fransie isn’t playing 12 then….

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.06.12 13:00:18 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 5) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.06.12 13:02:30 by wpw Reply
  • @Just a Fan (Comment 8) :

    Jean will apparently captain from outside centre.

    Frans is favourite to start at 12. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.06.12 13:03:53 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 10) : Thanks! Phew πŸ˜†

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.06.12 13:06:06 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 5) : :mrgreen:

    @wpw (Comment 10) : It does open some interesting possibilities at 8 though πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.06.12 13:07:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 12) : I’m actually not sure how that fits since JdJ and Aplon are both pretty afrikaans, but whatever 😈

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.06.12 13:09:58 by molly Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 11) :

    Isn’t he due to get married soon??

    Frans I mean… 😈

    Sorry, I had to throw that in there… πŸ˜•

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.06.12 13:10:31 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 14) : Getting married on the 23rd of June (its my birthday πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ )

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.06.12 13:45:47 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Finally a bit of good news…

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.06.12 16:02:09 by csb Reply

  • Congratulations Jean!

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.06.12 17:10:47 by Big Fish Reply
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  • well done de villiers make us proud ,the right man for the job πŸ™„

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.06.12 22:21:57 by spyderco Reply

  • From the way the boks ran yesterday possible starting xv
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  • Comment 19, posted at 05.06.12 07:57:13 by chucky Reply

  • @chucky (Comment 19) : Would be a absolute shame to have Zane start ahead of Lambie. Though I am expecting Zane to start as well. If it was not Lambie starting it REALLY should have been Aplon. Anyhow think Meyer will go with Zane unfortunately as Lambie covers 15, 12 and 10.

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.06.12 08:11:45 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 20) : so lambie will become another utility back..ala ruan pienaar..the boy should be playing one position..putting him on the bench is a slap in the face really..

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.06.12 08:13:42 by shaniboi Reply

  • @shaniboi (Comment 21) : Exactly. How can Lambie be on the bench? For Zane? come on that is ridiculous. If it had to be another player it really, should have been Aplon. How did they leave out selecting Aplon? Aplon is way better than Zane too. Hope Meyer comes to his senses and starts Lambie. Lambie just way, way too good to be keeping the bench warm really.

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.06.12 08:33:02 by Puma Reply

  • For that matter Keegan way better than Spies too. Just can’t see Meyer starting with Keegan ahead of Spies… πŸ˜•

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.06.12 08:35:13 by Puma Reply

  • @shaniboi (Comment 21) : Another thing there has to be 4 poc starting. I KNOW we can’t discuss that here and I honestly don’t like to talk about stuff like that, but it is what saru has stipulated as far as I know. So could that also be the reason Zane will start ahead of Lambie? Probably too. It then SHOULD HAVE BEEN APLON. Eish! some that missed out on selection is a mystery.

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.06.12 08:40:41 by Puma Reply

  • I have heard all morning on the radio here it will be Zane starting so that it will be. Just have to get behind our Bokke and support them

    Go Bokke.

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.06.12 08:42:08 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 25) : I believe Krusty will start. But lets see what HM has up his sleeve. He is a good coach. Give him time until after the Eng test, if he can back his selections with good performances. I will not complain at all.

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.06.12 08:50:44 by Quintin Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 24) : If you know the rules of the site – don’t bring it up πŸ™„

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.06.12 10:25:54 by vanmartin Reply
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