Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Former Springbok skipper and loose forward Corne Krige has described
the loss of Jean de Villiers as a huge blow.
De Villiers was ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing his jaw sustained in a Rugby World Cup Pool B match against Samoa on Saturday.
"That is a massive setback for Jean after coming back from a
horrific knee injury and a cracked jaw." said Krige.
"To be injured again is actually beyond belief - he must be
"I think the team relies on him in a big way. But I also
think that after their win against Samoa, spirits will be a lot higher."
Jan Serfontein has been called up to the Springbok squad to replace De Villiers.