John Villiers Villet (born 3 November 1954 in Ceres, Western Cape) is a former South African rugby union player.

Playing career

Villet made his provincial debut for Western Province (rugby team), Western Province in 1977. He however, only became a regular member of the Western Province team during the 1982 season as he and centres like Peter Whipp, Willie du Plessis (rugby player, born 1955), Willie du Plessis, Colin Beck (rugby player), Colin Beck and others, were vying for places in the team. In 1982 Villet and Du Plessis formed a more regular partnership and were they part of the successful 1982 Currie Cup, Currie Cup winning team. Villet made his debut for the Springboks, replacing Du Plessis (who retired at the end of 1982) as Danie Gerber, Danie Gerber's centre partner, against the 1984 England rugby union tour of South Africa, touring England team on 2 June 1984 at the Boet Erasmus Stadium in Port Elizabeth. He also played in the second test against the English, but then suffered a serious knee injury, effectively stopping him from playing any further test matches.

Test history

See also

*List of South Africa national rugby union players – Springbok no. 532


{{DEFAULTSORT:Villet, John 1954 births Living people South African rugby union players South Africa international rugby union players Western Province (rugby team) players People from Ceres, Western Cape