Jean linked with move to Leicester

2015-10-21 09:00
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has been linked with a move to English Premiership club, Leicester Tigers.

A jaw fracture suffered against Samoa prematurely ended De Villiers’s Rugby World Cup campaign, with the midfielder subsequently announcing his retirement from international rugby.

De Villiers hinted that he would finish his professional career overseas, while revealing that he was considering a few options in England.

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He was linked to the Tigers earlier this year, but the deal fell through before the start of the World Cup.

However, according to the Rugby Paper, the deal is back on and close to being completed, with the Tigers possibly set to announce the signing before the weekend.

The 34-year-old De Villiers played 109 Tests for the Springboks between 2002 and 2015.

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