Samoan rugby team sing touching hymn for Joost

By Kirstin Buick
22 September 2015

The country will be pitted against South Africa in their Rugby World Cup clash this weekend, but that hasn't stopped the Samoan rugby team honouring Bok legend Joost van der Westhuizen.

The Pacific Islanders shared a moving video of their meeting with motor neuron disease (MND) sufferer Joost, in which they paid tribute to the former Springbok star with a traditional hymn, Fa'afetai i le atua (Thank you, God, our Creator).

"Totally humbling experience to meet Springboks legend Joost Van Der Westhuizen in Brighton today," they captioned the video.

"This man does not let Motor Neuron Disease define him or stop him living life to the fullest. This hymn seemed right for the occasion."

Watch the video here

Additional source: Sport24, Fox Sporst

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