Joost van der Westhuizen tributes: Dan Carter, Sir Clive Woodward and more send emotional messages after Springbok legend dies

Joost Van der Westhuizen, a World Cup winner with the Springboks in 1995, was diagnosed with the debilitating motor neurone disease in 2011.

Regarded as one of the finest scrum-halves in history, he won 89 international caps between 1993 and 2003, scoring 38 tries.

He captained the Springboks for four years, including at the 1999 World Cup, before his retirement in 2003.


South Africa rugby president Mark Alexander: “Joost will be remembered as one of the greatest Springboks – not only of his generation, but of all-time,”

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