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Krige bemoans De Villiers injury

2015-09-28 18:28
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok skipper and loose forward Corne Krige has described the loss of Jean de Villiers as a huge blow.

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De Villiers was ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing his jaw sustained in a Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Samoa on Saturday.

"That is a massive setback for Jean after coming back from a horrific knee injury and a cracked jaw." said Krige.

"To be injured again is actually beyond belief - he must be devastated.

"I think the team relies on him in a big way. But I also think that after their win against Samoa, spirits will be a lot higher."

Jan Serfontein has been called up to the Springbok squad to replace De Villiers.

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