Jacobs backs Jean to recover

2015-01-21 15:48

Adi Jacobs believes Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has the experience and ability to make a successful comeback from injury.

New Bok captain is imperative

2014-12-05 08:37

Bruno say it is imperative the Springboks name a new captain and insists Victor Matfield should not be that

Bok skipper Jean out of surgery

2014-12-04 14:01

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has undergone successful surgery in Stellenbosch on the left knee he injured against Wales.

End of the road for JDV

2014-12-04 12:59

Watchman believes Springbok captain Jean de Villiers' career is over and a new captain needs to be chosen as soon as possible.

Boks weren't determined enough on tour

2014-12-03 11:55

Emma feels Heyneke Meyer failed to pick the correct team in the end of year tour with next years World Cup fast approaching.

Prince Harry's secret

2014-12-02 08:58

Prince Harry reveals a cringeworthy "secret" for World Aids Day.

Jean faces surgery, out for 8 months

2014-12-01 17:31

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will require surgery on his left knee and will be in a race against time to be fit for the RWC.

Frans Steyn back in Bok picture?

2014-12-01 09:06

Frans Steyn will return to South Africa to play for the Sharks in next year's Super Rugby competition.

Jean: Significant knee damage

2014-11-30 11:46

Scans on Jean de Villiers' knee have revealed "significant ligament damage", according to Bok team doctor, Craig Roberts.

Wales v Boks: key one-on-ones

2014-11-28 07:09

Sport24 Chief writer Rob Houwing identifies a handful of individual match-ups that could help tilt the Wales-SA Test.

Jean, Matfield to face Proteas

2014-11-24 15:29

Jean de Villiers and Victor Matfield have both been included in a star-studded Springbok T20 cricket team to face the Proteas.

Jean: Bench made difference

2014-11-22 20:40

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says their bench made a difference in the 22-6 win over Italy in Padova.

Meyer hails 'clinical' Boks

2014-11-16 10:30

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has lauded his team for a clinical performance in yet another wet-weather game as they beat England.

De Villiers wary of 'evolved' England

2014-11-15 07:23

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said South Africa's unbeaten run against England would count for nothing ahead of their clash at Twickenham.

Irish bring Boks back to earth

2014-11-09 18:21

South African rugby came back down to earth with a thud after the heady delight of beating New Zealand just one month ago.

De Villiers under no illusions

2014-11-08 07:54

Jean de Villiers says he and his side are under no illusions about the task facing them in their one-off Test against Ireland.

Odds stacked in Boks' favour?

2014-11-06 20:15

Ireland will face the unfamiliar feeling of being underdogs in their own backyard when they host the Springboks.

Bok skipper: We’re in best nick

2014-10-31 22:32

Jean de Villiers says the Springboks are in fine mental and physical shape for their Euro tour, writes Rob Houwing.

SA Rugby shocked by Meyiwa's death

2014-10-27 10:40

The South African Rugby Union has paid its respects to Senzo Meyiwa, captain of Bafana Bafana who was tragically killed.

Video chat: Jean de Villiers

2014-10-21 13:43

MyPlayers On The Sidelines features your favourite rugby heroes speaking about life on and off the field. This week: Jean de Villiers.

Boks have one eye on World Cup

2014-10-20 23:30

The Springboks began a week of intense preparation for their tour to Europe, but are already casting an eye on next year's RWC.

Boks: Where to from here

2014-10-05 21:30

Rob Houwing has his take on why the Springboks may be tempted to take a largely full-strength squad to Europe.

Boks relieved despite win

2014-10-05 14:07

Amid the thrill of victory there was a palpable sense of relief in the South Africa camp following their triumph over New Zealand.

De Villiers full of belief

2014-10-03 20:01

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers believes his side can beat the world champion All Blacks in Johannesburg.


Boks, WP oversee Jean's rehab

2015-01-20 05:00

The Bok medical team and their Province counterparts will work together to ensure Jean de Villiers makes a successful comeback.

Coaches 'curse' rules out JDV

2014-12-04 15:10

Fearne has pointed to Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer remarks as the 'reason' for Jean De Villiers missing out another World Cup.

JDV is a big loss to 'Boks

2014-12-04 13:45

Brad says Jean de Villliers' loss is a big blow to Springboks' preparation for the World Cup.

Jean's career may be over - surgeon

2014-12-04 09:04

An orthopaedic surgeon fears that the Test career of Springbok captain Jean de Villiers may be over.

Matfield a better captain than De Villiers

2014-12-02 15:37

Adrian believes Victor Matfield's legacy of winning trophies with club and country would make him a better choice as captain of the Springboks.

Horror over Jean de Villiers' knee injury, doubtful for World Cup

2014-12-02 08:54

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has sustained a horrific knee injury that could be severe enough to see him miss out on the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Matfield, Du Preez for Bok captain?

2014-12-01 10:51

Victor Matfield and Fourie du Preez are the favourties to captain the Springboks if Jean de Villiers fails to recover.

Boks in heap of midfield pain

2014-11-30 22:46

Expect a clamour for olive branches to Frans Steyn and Jaque Fourie as the Boks mull over a 2015 centre crisis, writes Rob Houwing.

Jean suffers dislocated kneecap

2014-11-29 20:11

South Africa captain Jean de Villiers has suffered a dislocated kneecap in the defeat by Wales in Cardiff.

Boks: Only Jean safe for RWC

2014-11-27 10:02

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is the only player assured of his place in next year's RWC squad, coach Heyneke Meyer has revealed.

Boks: Sneaky Wales plan?

2014-11-24 14:23

Chop 12 minutes off the total game time and Wales might be favourites to beat the Boks, writes Rob Houwing.

Mental approach key for Boks

2014-11-22 08:21

Jean de Villiers has reminded his side to maintain the focus they showed against England when they play Italy.

Boks: Jean won the ‘PR’ too

2014-11-16 17:30

England skipper Chris Robshaw found it near-impossible to laud the winning Boks on TV, writes Rob Houwing

England backs criticised

2014-11-16 10:00

Clive Woodward has criticised the absence of "real footballers" in the Red Rose back division after their loss to the Springboks.

Jean defends his tactics

2014-11-10 13:02

Boks captain Jean de Villiers has defended his decision not to opt for kicks at goal in the first half of their loss to Ireland.

We made too many errors - Jean

2014-11-09 08:50

Jean de Villiers says each and every player will have to take a hard look at himself, come back on Monday and work harder.

Deaths 'like loss in family'

2014-11-07 17:27

The deaths of several SA sporting stars in the past fortnight have been like losing members of one's family, says Jean de Villiers.

Boks already focused on RWC

2014-11-05 09:21

The Springboks are already using their year-end European tour as preparation for next year's Rugby World Cup in England and Wales.

Springboks pay their respects

2014-10-30 14:32

The death of three sporting heroes over the past week has brought South Africans together, Springbok captain Jean de Villiers says.

Break gives Boks a lift

2014-10-21 14:22

Jean de Villiers spoke about Monday afternoon’s start to the national training camp as the beginning of the build-up to the 2015 RWC.


Springbok captain Jean de Villiers chats about the team's training camp ahead of the European tour and the reality check on the All Blacks victory.

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Springboks Japan-bound

2014-10-10 10:16

Springbok players and management will visit their clothing sponsors in Japan in an attempt to gain extra technical advantage at the RWC.

Jean had full faith in Lambie

2014-10-05 17:00

Springboks captain Jean de Villiers had little doubt that Patrick Lambie could land the kick which helped them beat the All Blacks.

Boks chasing elusive scalp

2014-10-03 22:37

With the 2015 RWC fast approaching, the Springboks are running out of time to get a psychological edge over the All Blacks.

Boks urged to up mental game

2014-10-03 17:21

Jean de Villiers says the Springboks must overcome a mental block they have against New Zealand if they are to beat them.

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