Springboks

Bok captain: provincialism dead

2014-01-16 12:37
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)
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You are perceived by many at home and abroad to have notably blossomed into national captaincy ... have you possibly surpassed even your own initial expectations?

Yes, I do view it that way. Some people reckon I may be a 32-year-old in the body of a 28-year-old because of all those early setbacks. I firmly think age is just a number: it’s more about how you feel within yourself, how you respond to training, and how you feel hunger-wise in game situations. I’ve played something like 60 games-plus in the last two years, yet I really am still feeling good. Besides, I don’t have many years left ... I want to make the most of them and be as successful as I can. Bottom line is that I prefer being on the park to being in the stands.      
 

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