Currie Cup victory on De Villiers' wish list

Jean de Villiers says he has made peace with the fact he will probably never win a Currie Cup.

Jean de Villiers says he has made peace with the fact he will probably never win a Currie Cup. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN"

CAPE TOWN - Jean de Villiers says he has made peace with the fact he will probably never win a Currie Cup.

De Villiers, a stalwart of the Union, is yet to get his hands on the prestigious trophy despite being at the Union for 13 years.

He was on the losing side in last years' final against the Sharks.

De Villiers says a Currie Cup win is something he would like to achieve.

"It's one of those things that are very high on my wish list, but I think I've made peace with the fact that I'll never win the Currie Cup. The guys that have been playing for Province this year, they've really embraced the opportunity and played some brilliant rugby."

De Villiers says he can't see Province losing to the Lions.

"I'm 100 percent behind the Province boys. I think it's the two best teams in the Currie Cup that are playing in the final and I think they definitely showed what sort of game they can play, and it will be a cracker at Newlands."

He says the young team has performed superbly so far this season.

"They're definitely not missing us. They've created their own sort of brand and really like I said embraced the opportunity so it's great to see the guys playing such a fantastic brand. They have our support 100 percent."

The game starts at 5pm at Newlands.