Birth name: Joost Heystek van der Westhuizen
Johannesburg – 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
Joost van der Westhuizen: Former South Africa captain dies, aged 45. Van der Westhuizen won the World Cup with the Springboks in 1995. Regarded as one of the finest scrum-halves in history, he won 89 international caps between 1993 and 2003, scoring 38 tries. He captained the Springboks for four years, including at the 1999 World Cup, before his retirement in 2003.
One of South Africa’s greatest rugby union players, former scrum-half Joost van der Westhuizen, has died at the age of 45 from the debilitating motor neurone disease.
Joost van der Westhuizen will be remembered for inspirational spirit and dignity | Robert Kitson Read more Van der Westhuizen was a very different scrum-half from Edwards.
Joost van der Westhuizen dies. I’d rather have a year of quality time than 10 years of being a sufferer.” The man who began life as a farm boy from Pretoria lived 4 years beyond the time doctors had envisaged and continues to serve as an inspiration to those contending with MND and the sporting world alike.
Feb 07, 2017 · Joost van der Westhuizen, South African Rugby Legend, Dies at 45Joost van der Westhuizen, South African Rugby Legend, Dies at 45. Both were national records when he retired in 2003, and he still holds the scoring record for a scrumhalf, well ahead of the New Zealander Justin Marshall (24 tries) and Gareth Edwards of Wales (20). A scoring rate as high as his is usually …
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Van der Westhuizen, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest scrum-halves in the sport’s history, died in hospital on Monday at the age of 45. He played 89 Tests for the Springboks.
Joost’s family drop battle over unsigned will Gauteng / 11 July 2017, 06:38am / Zelda Venter Joost van der Westhuizen’s family will no longer bid to declare valid a will leaving his wife, Amor