"He had everything" - Doddie Weir reveals his five toughest opponents - includes his hero - Page 5 of 5 - Ruck

“He had everything” – Doddie Weir reveals his five toughest opponents – includes his hero

#1. Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa)

  • Major teams Blue Bulls, Bulls, South Africa
  • Position Scrum-half
  • All Tests: 89

Regarded as one of the greatest scrum-halves the game has ever seen, Van der Westhuizen was capped a total of 89 times during a 10-year international career and was a key member of the Springboks side that lifted the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Weir said: “From a rival who almost single-handedly ended my career as an international number 8, to a standard-bearer in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease, and, eventually, a victim of this cruel disease. He was unstoppable on his day.”

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