Former Springbok rugby captain Dawie de Villiers died at his Stellenbosch home on Saturday night after a long battle with cancer. He was 81.
Mark Alexander, president of the SA Rugby Union, remembered De Villiers for his role in rugby and in wider society as a politician later in his life.
De Villiers held the record for the most number of Tests as Springbok captain until he was overtaken by Francois Pienaar in 1995.
Saru said he had been very involved in the talks that led to the unbanning of the ANC, the subsequent release of Nelson Mandela and the first democratic elections in 1994.
“Dawie de Villiers captained the Springboks as the winds of change were beg
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