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Introducing Jean de Villiers

22nd October 2009 By Munster Rugby

New addition Jean de Villiers made his Heineken Cup debut against Northampton Saints and scored his first try for Munster last weekend against Treviso in Thomond Park.

New addition Jean de Villiers made his Heineken Cup debut against Northampton Saints and scored his first try for Munster last weekend against Treviso in Thomond Park.

Since making his international debut (v France in Marseille, Nov 2002), de Villiers has represented the Springboks 54 times scoring 18 tries.

He has played over 50 matches for the Super 14 Stormers side (17 tries) whom he captained in 2008 and 2009, while he has scored 25 tries in 37 appearances with Currie Cup side Western Province. The 28 year old South African 2008 Player of the Year featured against the Lions during the summer.

Born: South Africa

Currently Residing: Limerick

Education: Stellenbosch University

When did you start playing Rugby?: when I was 5 years old

Sportsperson You Admire Most: Gary Player/Roger Federer

Career Highlights: Making my Springbok debut and winning the World Cup

Favourite Other Sports: Cricket and Golf

Favourite team outside rugby: Manchester United

Hobbies outside rugby: Golf/Movies/Guitar Hero (Playstation)

Best part of being a pro rugby player: Getting to travel all over the world

Worst part of being pro rugby player: Injuries

Person you would most like to meet: Eddie Murphy

Person you would avoid at all costs: Chuck Norris

Pet Hate: waiting in lines!

Sporting event you would most like to attend: Soccer World Cup Final in South Africa

Favourite Food: Pizza

Best place you’ve visited: Great Wall of China

What you see yourself doing when rugby career over: Running the family business with my brother

Three people you would invite to dinner and why: George W. Bush, Barrack Obama, Osama bin Laden- just to see the look on their faces!

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