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Jean to stay skipper in 2014

2013-11-24 16:30
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he plans to keep Jean de Villiers as captain for the 2014 season, a report on the SA Rugbymag website indicates.

As it happened: France v SA

South Africa ended 2013 with 10 wins out of 12 following a 19-10 victory over France in Paris on Saturday night.

Meyer said he is wary of making any long-term promises but has seen enough from De Villiers this year to be confident that he could do the job again next year.

De Villiers is contracted by SARU up to and including the 2015 Rugby World Cup. However, this does not guarantee that he will still be captain by then.

Meanwhile, Meyer also confirmed that lock Eben Etzebeth sustained an ankle injury against the French.

The WP lock limped off early in the first half and was replaced by Bakkies Botha. Etzebeth is on crutches and while there will be further assessment of the injury, he will not play for the Barbarians against Fiji next week.

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