Stormers captain De Villiers ruled out of Super 14



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Stormers Captain and Springbok centre Jean de Villiers will play no further part in the Super 14 after scans revealed the Stormers worst fears on Monday.

De Villiers was forced from the field in the third minute of the Stormers match against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday with a groin injury and scans on Monday have revealed that De Villiers will be out for four to six weeks.

De Villiers will only be able to return to playing rugby again in the British and Irish Lions tour according to Supersport.

This is a big blow for the Stormers as De Villiers has been their beat player and it means that they will have to find a new captain.

The Stormers play their final tour game against the Highlanders in Dunedin this weekend before returning to South Africa where they will play matches against the Chiefs, Force and Cheetahs.

As the news filtered back to South Africa from New Zealand it was also revealed that lock Adriaan Fondse has a broken wrist and that he will be out for eight to 12 weeks with his broken wrist.

Fondse will therefore be ruled out of not only the Super 14 but also the start of Western Province’s Currie Cup season.

In a further blow for the Stormers Gcobani Bobo, who left the field on Saturday with an ankle injury, is also unlikely to play for the Stormers against the Highlanders so the Stormers could start with a new midfield combination.

A decision on Bobo will be made this week.

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