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Springbok fans sympathise with Jean de Villiers

A fracture to his jaw led to de Villiers being ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup.

FILE: Springbok captain Jean de Villiers. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Springboks' fans have taken to Twitter to express their support for Captain Jean de Villiers who suffered a fracture to his jaw and wish him a speedy recovery.

The injury, which he sustained during the Pool B match against Samoa in Birmingham on Saturday, led to de Villiers being ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup.

The Bok had a massive come back yesterday, beating Samoa 46-6, a victory which many are still rejoicing over.

He suffered the fracture with eight minutes left in a tackle with Samoa fullback Tim Nanai-Williams.

The captain is set to return home for further treatment.

Most fans say it was an unfortunate incident after the hard work de Villiers put in in preparing for this tournament.

Gotta feel for Jean de Villiers. Every single time he goes to world cup he gets injured.

Our thoughts are with @Springboks Captain Jean de Villiers following his injury. Get well soon Jean! #BoksInASICS #RWC2015

Wishing Jean de Villiers well.Has served the country well.

Bitter disappointment for Jean de Villiers once again as his #RugbyWorldCup comes to an end through injury pic.twitter.com/XHLBmnITPu

😔 Jean De Villiers 💔. He had worked so hard to get there. So unlucky.

World cups are not in God's plans for Jean de Villiers.

All the best to Jean de Villiers who has been ruled out of #RWC2015 with a fractured jaw - you'll be missed pic.twitter.com/HMtOHbXlGW

Absolutely gutted for Jean De Villiers! Out of another world cup after all the work he put in to get back! #JDV #RWC

V sad for Jean de Villiers to miss another World Cup due to injury

Meanwhile, Jan Serfontein has been called up and will join the squad in Newcastle on Monday.

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