Joost to be honoured at Loftus memorial service

2017-02-10 06:15
Joost van der Westhuizen (File,  Conrad Bornman, Beeld)

Joost van der Westhuizen (File, Conrad Bornman, Beeld)

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Pretoria – Former Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen will be honoured with a public memorial service at Loftus Versveld on Friday.

South Africans will get the chance to say their final goodbyes to the legendary scrumhalf. 

The 45-year-old died of motor neuron disease on Monday. He was diagnosed with the illness in 2011.

Van der Westhuizen's health took a turn for the worse over the weekend and he was rushed to hospital.

The former Springbok captain played 89 Tests for the Springboks between 1993 and 2003.

He scored a then-Springbok record of 38 tries and is widely regarded as one of the game’s finest-ever scrumhalves.

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