De Villiers withdraws from team to play Waratahs



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Earlier this week there was speculation about whether or not Jean De Villiers would play this week and a few people said that The Stormers had learned a new trick from Cheetahs coach Rassie Erasmus by naming players on the teams sheet and taking them off at the last minute.

Doubters were proved right and this afternoon Vodacom Stormers centre Jean de Villiers underwent a fitness test and after the fitness test withdrew from the Vodacom Stormers team to play the Waratahs at Newlands tomorrow.

De Villiers will continue with intensive rehabilitation and will be assessed again early next week. Gus Theron will take his place in the starting line up.

On Tuesday De Villiers tweaked his groin in training and at the time the doctor said it would take 7 to 10 days to heal.

de Wet Barry will more than likely move to inside centre for the match.

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