So recently we were told by the news that the legendary Joost van der Westhuizen had passed away after suffering from motor neurone disease which he had announced in 2011. Since then inevitable grief has filled the hearts of not just rugby fans in South Africa but also around the whole world. It is indeed a huge shame for any nation to lose such a sporting hero, one who contributed so much. The former Springbok champion will however always live on in memory.
So we have decided to compile 5 of the best videos of Joost’s career to highlight just why he was such a phenomenal player.