Jean should make Bok tour

2012-10-17 18:28

Cape Town - Western Province revealed that captain Jean de Villiers will miss the remainder of the Currie Cup with a Grade One hamstring strain, but he is not considered doubtful for the Springboks' year-end tour next month.

The WP and Bok skipper was sent for a scan on Wednesday afternoon after being forced to withdraw from this weekend's Currie Cup semi-final clash against the Golden Lions.

After consultation with the WP team doctor, Arthur Williams, and further advice from a specialist, De Villiers faces a three-week layoff. However, the experienced centre is not considered doubtful for the Springboks' year-end tour of Ireland, Scotland and England in November.

Marcel Brache will take De Villiers's placed in the WP midfield against the Lions at Coca-Cola Park on Saturday (19:00 kick-off), with flanker Deon Fourie taking over as captain.


  • Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-17 18:38

    Dont push the guy, or he will end up injured for months or longer

      macziekpk - 2012-10-18 07:28

      Please do, make him retire

      art5SA - 2012-10-18 16:29

      Lets SAY he did and he DOESN'T!!!!!! He is truely... past his sell be date!

  • matt.jarvis.77312477 - 2012-10-17 18:54

    Priority for the Boks on this tour is to beat the hell out of Scotland.Still can't believed we lost against them last time out at Murrayfield.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-18 07:28

      Who was the coach then? Should he come back?

      art5SA - 2012-10-18 16:31

      Good thing PdV won't leave AFROX .... he is the Sales manager for the HELIUM DEPARTMENT!

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-17 18:55

    Eers kry ek goeie nuus oor Bryce Lawrence...nou kry ek slegte nuus oor

  • jacques.duplessis.3785 - 2012-10-17 22:03

    Hahahah what a great week this has been,we found out that bryce is done and that liebenberg,jdv and sticks are out!this week is a mighty successful one!!

      macziekpk - 2012-10-18 07:31

      Only thing better than a wp player injured is a wp loss

      art5SA - 2012-10-18 16:33

      Old Alistair "NO CUPS" Coetzee... must be eating his fingers by now... he has no nails left!

  • bongumusa.shozi - 2012-10-17 22:12

    The most underated center pairing in SA jordaan an tim whitehead give these guys another 2 seasons they just magic.give youngsters a chance because jean won't make it to next world cup so why play him and jaco taute is not a center but a no 15 much betta than nick nack man

      stephen.braxtonhicks - 2012-10-18 00:04

      You rate Tim? What about Casper de Vries?

      macziekpk - 2012-10-18 07:32

      Why is akerman starting taute at 13

      upumba - 2012-10-18 08:53

      @Stephen you are the typical bulls supporter = a true dumb A$$ casper de vries only exists in Vallie land Tim Whitehead and Paul Jordaan are the best centre pairng in the country - now back to cage with you, Steve Hoffmeryer is waiting

      art5SA - 2012-10-18 16:34

      I believe WP is looking at Tannie EVITA too...

  • gavinmarian.macdonald - 2012-10-17 22:38

    WP should be they might have a better chance.

  • blou.johnny - 2012-10-18 00:36

    ...palooooka brain dead captain... ..the Boks need a decent captain...! .....Pierre Spies for Bok captain..!!!!!!!!!

      melt.esterhuizen - 2012-10-18 07:12

      @Blou.johnny, PS? Is dit nie die Bulle se agsteman wat so swak gespeel het die afgelope 2 jaar nie? Is dit nie die ou wat toe hy hoor Vermeulen is terug homself vir n paar maande siek verklaar het nie? Speel hy nog?

      art5SA - 2012-10-18 16:37

      HAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! blou.johnny.... only VLOU BUL supporters think Spies can play rugby.... He is NOT a captains AR5E! Rather look at Keegan Daniels..... he is the man in the wings... Only problem facing Keegan and Lambie is HM...!!!!

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-18 07:36

    A big loss, but Brache showed thoughout the year he is very good. Fourie as captain also did well throughout the season. Go Bulls Go WP

  • iwillemse - 2012-10-18 08:30

    a win 4 springbok rugby, dis guy is finish.

  • brent.vinnicombe - 2012-10-18 14:44

    No Thanks... Time to test a younger captain!

  • marc.grondein - 2012-10-22 09:16

    Please retire your days are over............thanks for the memories.

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