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Jean de
Villiers

Jean de Villiers is a former Springbok captain who remains a legend of the game.

Jean de Villiers Bio

Jean de Villiers enjoyed a distinguished domestic and international career. A former Springboks captain, he also represented a string of top sides in South Africa, Ireland and England during his long and illustrious career. Jean de Villiers was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.


The senior career of Jean de Villiers began in 2001, when he represented Western Province for the first time. He stayed with the side until 2009, regularly helping them compete for the Currie Cup. During this point in his career, he also represented the Stormers between 2005 and 2009.

At the end of the 2009 season, Jean de Villiers left South Africa and signed for Munster. However, his stint with the Irish province only lasted for one season and he returned to Western Province and the Stormers the following season. He then remained with both sides until 2015, when he signed for Leicester Tigers. Again though, his journey abroad only lasted for one season and he retired from the game in 2016.

Although he enjoyed an illustrious career at the domestic level, Jean de Villiers is undoubtedly best known for his performances as a Springbok between 2002 and 2015. During this period, he represented his country in 109 tests and became the 54th Springbok captain. In total, he captained his country in 37 tests. The pinnacle of his career arguably came in 2009, when he was part of the South Africa side that beat the British and Irish Lions and won the Tri Nations (now The Rugby Championship).

Since retiring from rugby in 2016, Jean de Villiers has invested in several businesses and founded others. He also still provides his opinions on rugby to several platforms.

Fixtures & Results

Fri Jun 21, 2024
8:00pm EDT
Japan National Stadium
Japan Japan
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8:00pm
England England
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Twickenham
South Africa South Africa
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Wales Wales
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Fri Jul 5, 2024
8:00pm EDT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
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Ireland Ireland
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Argentina Argentina
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France France
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Allianz Stadium
Australia Australia
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Wales Wales
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Sat Jul 6, 2024
3:05am EDT
Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
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3:05am
England England
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Fri Jul 12, 2024
8:00pm EDT
Hollywoodbets Kings Park
South Africa South Africa
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Ireland Ireland
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Yurtec Stadium
Japan Japan
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Georgia Georgia
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Argentina Argentina
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France France
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AAMI Park
Australia Australia
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Wales Wales
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Sat Jul 13, 2024
3:05am EDT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
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3:05am
England England
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Fri Jul 19, 2024
8:00pm EDT
Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
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8:00pm
Portugal Portugal
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Allianz Stadium
Australia Australia
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Georgia Georgia
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Sat Jul 20, 2024
8:00pm EDT
Sapporo Dome
Japan Japan
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Italy Italy
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Fri Oct 25, 2024
8:00pm EDT
International Stadium Yokohama
Japan Japan
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8:00pm
New Zealand New Zealand
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Fri Nov 1, 2024
8:00pm EDT
Twickenham
England England
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8:00pm
New Zealand New Zealand
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Fri Nov 8, 2024
7:00pm EST
England England
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7:00pm
Australia Australia
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Ireland Ireland
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New Zealand New Zealand
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Fri Nov 15, 2024
7:00pm EST
England England
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7:00pm
South Africa South Africa
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France France
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New Zealand New Zealand
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Fri Nov 22, 2024
7:00pm EST
Twickenham
England England
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Japan Japan
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