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If there’s a World XV in heaven, HO de Villiers will be lacing ...

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If there’s a World XV in heaven, HO de Villiers will be lacing his boots

Regarded as one of rugby’s all-time greats, with his attacking flair he revolutionised the way fullbacks played

Sports reporter

I had the opportunity to see Henry Oswald de Villiers play once, but being six years old at the time, I didn’t give two hoots about rugby back then.

I looked at everything except the action and the rugby legend, who died at the weekend at the age of 76. Stupid move.

Sports fans around the world often regret never getting the chance to watch the old greats of their game in action...

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