Nelsptruit - If there is one thing that brings a smirk to Springbok captain Jean de Villiers’ face, it is questions about his future.
Now, a year later he is still there and has led the Boks well, taken the flack for a difficult first year and still managed to produce a level of play that most players would envy.
"I’m happy. A lot of time we just see age and we decide this guy is too young or too old.
"At the end of the day it comes down to your performances and how you are doing.
"To say now that 2015 is a goal of mine is perhaps a little premature.
"For me now, I’m focused on having a good season this year, playing well tomorrow and then playing well next week as well.
"The reality is that at some stage you’re going to stop. It is going to be over. For me now, it is just about enjoying the surroundings and the guys you’re doing it with.
And when that day comes, he will know. The date isn’t that important.
But for now De Villiers may be a veteran, but tired is certainly not an adjective that fits the bill