Is this it for Bok skipper De Villiers?
Who is the Bok captain next year? I don’t think Jean will make it to the next world cup.
De Villiers played in his 83rd Test on Saturday, a mainstay of the Springboks for the last 10 years. But with a younger, stronger and possibly quicker crop of centres coming through, and available to Meyer in 2013, the sands of time may just be running out for one of the nicest guys to have worn the Bok jersey … and captain the team.
Ultimately it will be form, and not age, that decides De Villiers’ fate, with Meyer having to decide whether he’s done enough on the playing field in 2012 to warrant consideration next year.
Could Saturday have been the last we see of De Villiers the Bok? Possibly