10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jean de Villiers

Jean de Villiers is a professional Rugby Player and Captain of the Springboks Rugby Team. He also plays for Western Province. He is currently the Captain of the Stormers Rugby Team, replacing Captain Schalk Burger who is out of the 2012 Super15 for six weeks due to an injury. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Jean de Villiers.


1. Jean’s nickname is ‘Kasper’

2. His birthday is on the 24thof February

3. He plays the position of Centre

4. Jean is 190cm tall

5. Jean de Villiers’ family consists of his wife Marlie, and their two girls Layli and Lana

6. Jean grew up in Paarl, and attended Paarl Gimnasium, then went on to Stellenbosch University

7. His father Andre also played rugby for Western Province, and his mother Louise was a Western Province swimmer

8. Jean’s accolades consist of SA Rugby Player of the Year nominee, 2005 SA Rugby Player of the Year, 2008; Players’ Player of the Year, 2008; Vodacom Super 14 Player of Year nominee, 2008

9. He has played a total of 63 Springbok matches

10. Major teams Jean is associated with are the Barbarians, Munster, Stormers, Western Province and  South Africa

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