John Smit to retain South African captaincy for World Cup

South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has confirmed that the international side shall continue to be led by current Springbok captain John Smit meaning the 33 year old forward will lead his country into a second World Cup tournament to be held in New Zealand later this year.

Vice captain shall be lock Victor Matfield showing that the holders are looking to experience to try and retain the trophy they won in France four years ago.

De Villiers was obviously very happy saying.

“John and Victor have so much experience and we’re lucky to be able to name them as captain and vice-captain. To have both still available in a rugby World Cup year is a great boost, history has shown that those teams who do well at World Cups have experience and outstanding leadership and we’ve learnt that you throw away that experience at your peril.”