Betway Ambassador: Jean de Villiers


From Springboks hero to Betway ambassador, Jean de Villiers is undoubtedly one of the most talented inside centres we’ve ever seen, and despite a number of injuries which threatened to disrupt a successful career, he resolved to establish himself as an invaluable player wherever he played.
 
Career
 
Jean de Villiers began his rugby career at wing but went on to play as an inside centre for a majority of his time on the pitch. As a product of Paarl Gimnasium, de Villiers made his impact at international level for the South Africa Sevens team in the 2001 World Sevens Series, and helped his side finish as runners-up in the tournament.
 
After a successful under 21 World Cup tournament that saw Jean de Villiers score four tries in a competition that ended in victory for the Junior Springboks, he went on to make his first senior appearance for the Springboks in 2002 against France but suffered a major knee injury only five minutes into the game.
 
Despite this setback, de Villiers regained his fitness and became one of the important cogs in the 2004 Boks’ machine that went on to win the Tri-Nations Series in the same year. Throughout his illustrious career, Jean de Villiers played for the Stormers, Western Province, Munster and Leicester Tiger on his way to amassing over 200 appearances for club and country.
 
Achievements
 
Kasper has a lot of great memories in his career to cherish. One of the most notable achievements is winning the Rugby World Cup with the Springboks in 2007. He also has over 100 test caps for the national squad, won the 2005 SA Rugby Player of the Year and 2008 Players’ Player of the Year.
 
David Rachidi
 
“We are delighted to have Jean de Villiers join our Betway Squad as a brand ambassador” said Marketing Manager David Rachidi. “Jean has a keen interest in philanthropy and will play an important part in assisting the brand in giving back to the communities in which we operate”.
 

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Published: 09/30/2021


 

Published: 03/28/2022