Pietersen ready to unveil new JP

Date published: September 10 2015

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South Africa back JP Pietersen has stated that the world will see a new version of himself at this year's Rugby World Cup.

Pietersen was a World Cup winner with the Springboks back in 2007, scoring four tries, and featured again four years later in New Zealand.

Detailing his different experiences at the previous two tournaments, Pietersen has intriguingly left the door open when it comes down to what we can expect from the 60-cap back in England.

Still only 29, Pietersen is one of three wingers in the squad alongside Bryan Habana and Lwazi Mvovo.

"You're going to see a different JP in the 2015 tournament," Pietersen told Times LIVE.

"Forget about JP 2007. I was young and excited in 2007, I wasn't too sure what the World Cup was all about and I just wanted to play for South Africa.

"In 2011 I was more experienced and I knew what was expected of us."

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