A picture is worth a thousand words...
It was not so long ago that a wide-eyed youngster stood next to Springbok Jean de Villiers. Now Johan Goosen is playing next to him.
This picture says it all, but below are brief profiles of the two men in this picture!
Jean de Villiers
Date of birth: 24 February 1981
Place of birth: Paarl, South Africa
School: Paarl Gimnasium
Debut Test province: Western Province
Physical: 1.9m, 98kg
Current age: 31
Test summary: Tests: 80 Tries: 20
First Test: 9 Nov 2002 Age: 21 Outside Centre against France at Stade Velodrome, Marseilles
Last Test: 29 September 2012 Age: 31 Inside Centre against Australia at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Date of birth: 27 July 1992
Place of birth: Burgersdorp, South Africa
School: Grey College, Bloemfontein
Debut Test province: Cheetahs
Physical: 1.84m, 87kg
Current age: 20
Test summary: Tests: 3 Tries: 0
First Test: 8 September 2012 Age: 20 Reserve against Australia at Subiaco Oval, Perth
Last Test: 29 September 2012 Age: 20 Flyhalf against Australia at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria