Joost 'fought illness like he played rugby' - Wiese

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Kobus Wiese (Gallo Images)
Kobus Wiese (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Joost van der Westhuizen fought until the very end - a characteristic that 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning team-mate Kobus Wiese says was part of his make-up. 

Van der Westhuizen passed away on Monday following a long battle with motor neuron disease. 

"The way he fought the last five or six years ... that was the kind of player he was," Wiese told Sport24 on Monday.

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