Prayers from rugby union

2011-05-14 00:00

“THE news about Joost’s health is distressing in the extreme. The thoughts and prayers of Saru, the Springboks and the South African rugby community are with Joost and those nearest and dearest to him at this challenging time,” SA Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins said in a statement yesterday in reaction to the news that Joost van der Westhuizen has been diagnosed with the degenerative Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

As scrumhalf, he scored 38 tries in Tests, including three hat-tricks, and still shares the Springbok record with Bryan Habana. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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