Rugby

Jean eager to return to action

2015-12-15 21:27
Jean de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is looking forward to making a return to action following injury.

De Villiers, who retired from international rugby when he broke his jaw against Samoa in the Rugby World Cup, recently signed a six-month contract with English club, Leicester Tigers.

De Villiers was in Cape Town this past weekend as an ambassador for the sponsors of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

He spoke to Netwerk24 about his intended return to the playing field.

“I have already spent two weeks at Leicester and hope to play my first match in two weeks’ time,” he said.

“I’m really looking forward to it and I’ve already learnt a lot there. I enjoyed the rest, but you’re always eager to recover from injury.

“The move to England was stressful but I’m looking forward to return to the playing field.”

De Villiers, 34, played 109 Tests for the Springboks between 2002 and 2015.

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