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IIOFF UK Launch with Special Guests Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger
The Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, London
Wednesday 13 Jul 2022
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
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The OD Invest in Our Future Foundation and Citadel Wealth Management would like to invite you to a fun evening at Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, London on Wednesday 13th July 2022 at 18h00.
Come and hear Springbok rugby legends Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger talk about all things rugby!
There’ll be an opportunity to ask Jean and Schalk your burning questions about rugby, the state of play today and the Springboks chances of defending the World Cup in 2023 against the reigning Six Nations champions, France.
About Jean de Villiers
Jean de Villiers (born 24 February 1981) is a legendary Springbok rugby player. He started his career at wing, but played most of his career as an inside centre. De Villiers previously played for Western Province in the Currie Cup, the Stormers in Super Rugby, Leicester Tigers in Premiership Rugby and internationally for South Africa, for whom he was named captain in June 2012.
A product of Paarl Gimnasium, the nursery of many a future South African star player (among them past international teammate Marius Joubert and South African back-rower Schalk Burger), De Villiers made his first impact at international level in the South African Sevens team, playing in ten of the eleven legs of the 2001–02 World Sevens Series, helping his country finish in second spot. He was also a member of the squad that finished third in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Also in 2002, he made his first international impact in the 15-man game at the U-21 Rugby World Cup, scoring four tries in the tournament for the victorious Junior Springboks.
Jean’s career statistics make impressive reading:
Test Debut: Versus France on 9 November 2002
Total Tests: 109
Springbok captain: 54th
Springbok captain tests: 37
Tries for South Africa: 27
Tries for Stormers & Western Province: 58
Total career tries: 94
Most capped South African centre: 94 tests
Today, Jean is a pundit for Supersport; a Laureus Sports Ambassador; and works for Citadel managing their Philanthrophic interests.
About Schalk Burger
Schalk Willem Petrus Burger Jr. (born 13 April 1983) is a former South African professional rugby union player. He played as a flanker for Saracens in the English Premiership and has won 86 caps for South Africa.
He was a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning team, has twice been named South African Rugby Player of the Year (in 2004 and 2011), and was named IRB Player of the Year in 2004, among other accolades. He also holds the record for the most appearances (84) and most tries scored (13) by a Springbok flanker. However, Burger's physical approach has also resulted in him being shown a yellow card six times in international rugby, second only to Italy's Marco Bortolami (7 times) as of June 2014. Burger has also suffered injuries, especially to his neck and knee, which have sidelined him for considerable periods at a time. He has also played four times for the Barbarians.
To-day Schalk isa Supersport pundit; has interests with his father Schalk Snr on their farm Welbedacht in Wellington and has a highly successful podcast with his “old mate Jean” called “Use it or lose it”
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Event speakers and guests
13 Jul 2022 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Citadel, in partnership with The ODU hosts the IIOFF Launch event with two very special guests; Jean De Villiers and Schalk Burger.
Drinks and substantial snacks will be provided.
Here’s the best part……… the cost? Free!
All you have to do is get to Rosslyn Park Rugby Club, Priory Lane, London SW15 5JH.
We’ll be sending out official invitations and more details at the end of May.
Contact [email protected] for any queries. Our contact person in London is Nicky Bicket. Simon Burrow is the IIOFF point of contact.