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Bok coach names new captain

The Springboks' coach has named Stormers centre Jean de Villiers as the new captain.

Springbok Centre Jean de Villiers. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

DURBAN - The Springboks have a new captain, the announcement was made in Durban a short while ago.

Newly elected coach Heyneke Meyer selected Stormers centre Jean de Villiers to lead the Boks in their three test series against England.

The series will kick-off in Durban on Saturday.

The 31-year-old has earned 72 caps since his debut, in 2002.

De Villiers succeeds veteran hooker John Smit, after his retirement last year.

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