De Villiers retires: Twitter reacts

Cape Town - Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will return home from the Rugby World Cup on Monday with a broken jaw suffered during his side's resounding win over Samoa on Saturday.

Read: De Villiers calls time on Springbok career

De Villiers led the Boks to a 46-6 win but was injured late on in the match - a knock to the jaw that ended both his Rugby World Cup participation and international career.

De Villiers constantly overcame the odds on his way to playing 109 Test for the Springboks but has now decided to hang up his boots.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the news: 











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