Joost van der Westhuizen: True grit to the end

The story of Joost Heystek van der Westhuizen will resonate. There was no doubt at the final whistle that he had left it all behind. He went out with the kind of white- knuckle currency sports fans hold dear and it perhaps explains why Joost was admired and adored whatever[…]

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Joost van der Westhuizen dies

Former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen died on Monday after losing his battle with motor neuron disease. He was 45. Van der Westhuizen was rushed to hospital in a critical condition on Saturday, his J9 Foundation confirmed. Despite stabilising and showing signs of acknowledging those around him, Van der[…]

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Bok skipper heads home

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a fracture to his jaw in the pool match against Samoa in Birmingham on Saturday. Heyneke Meyer, coach of the Springboks, described this latest injury to De Villiers as a massive[…]

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