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De Villiers to serve the Boks in an advisory role

De Villiers will see a constructive surgeon today where he hopes to get treatment for his broken jaw.

Jean de Villiers. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Springboks former captain Jean de Villiers, who was ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a fracture to his jaw, says he hopes to get back to England and serve the team in an advisory role soon.

He announced his retirement from international rugby on Sunday.

He says he hopes to undergo treatment as soon as possible before heading back to England to be with the team.

"Even though it's sad, I'm a happy man sitting here. I played for my country and I've been so blessed throughout my career."

De Villiers will see a constructive surgeon today where he hopes to get treatment for his broken jaw in the coming days.

Boys from his old school Paarl Gymnasium waited at the Cape Town International Airport to welcome the former Bok captain home.

De Viliers admitted that he and the Rugby World Cup just don't go together, as this is not his first injury at the tournament.

He has also confirmed that he will not return to Western Province or the Stormers once he recovers, saying he'll more than likely further his career overseas before hanging up his boots for good.

Visit the Eyewitness News special Rugby World Cup 2015 portal.

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