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Jean de Villiers: Springbok career in pictures

2015-09-28 10:50
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - A look at the Springbok career of centre and captain Jean de Villiers, who retired on Sunday after earning 109 Springbok caps. 

Injured De Villiers hangs up Bok boots

Jean De Villiers to finish his career outside of South Africa

Jean de Villiers Springbok career in pictures:

De Villiers on his way to scoring against Australia in 2004

Jean de Villiers during a photocall in 2004

De Villiers posing after the Springboks defeat of the World XV

De Villiers and team-mates celebrating Tonderai Chavhanga's sixth try against Uruguay 

Two Welsh tacklers attempt to stop De Villiers 

De Villiers watches Springbok training from the sidelines 

Os du Randt looks on as De Villiers is tackled against France

Jean de Villiers with Pieter Heymans (CEO of SARPA) after winning two awards

De Villiers posing with the Webb Ellis Cup in 2007

De Villiers writhing in pain during a Test against Scotland

Jean de Villiers breaks for the line against New Zealand

De Villiers and Bryan Habana celebrate their 50th Test caps

De Villiers on the move during a Test against Ireland at Croke Park

De Villiers defends the Springbok line against England

Celebrating silverware with his Springbok team-mates

Daniel Carter looks on as De Villiers attacks the line

De Villiers attempts to bring down All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett

De Villiers with ball in hand against the Wallabies at the 2007 Rugby World Cup

Jean de Villiers jersey for his 100th Test against New Zealand

De Villiers after his 100th Test

New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw congratulates Jean de Villiers

De Villiers all smiles after regaining the Nelson Mandela Challenge plate

De Villiers with daughters after the win over Australia

Jean de Villiers and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer all smiles after a Springbok win

De Villiers made a remarkable comeback from knee and jaw injuries to line up against Japan

De Villiers on the move in what would be his final Test match

(All images courtesy of Gallo Images)

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