Rugby Championship

Bok skipper's 'deep humanity'

2013-08-21 13:30
Springbok Factory, by Liz McGregor (Jonathan Ball Publishers)

Cape Town – A portrait of a true people’s leader is painted of Jean de Villiers in a new book titled Springbok Factory: What it takes to be a Bok.

The Paarl Gym product, who will earn his 89th cap when he leads the Boks into battle against Argentina in Mendoza on Saturday (21:10 SA time), is compared with World Cup-winning predecessor John Smit for “the same largeness of vision (and) political awareness and generosity of spirit”.


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