Springbok rugby scrumhalf, Joost van der Westhuizen in action - Springbok rugby in South Africa and the South Africa rugby team

Born: 20 February, in Pretoria, South Africa. Died: 6 February, in Pretoria, aged

Reason: South Africa is now the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup! Photo: The Springboks, winners of the Rugby World Cup 1995 in South Africa. This event inspired the movie, Invictus, in which Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman played the leads.

Old Boys vs. Young Blood

This Day in History: South African Springbok Rugby Player, Joost van der Westhuizen, is born http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://www.espnscrum.com/PICTURES/CMS/6800/6890.2.jpg

This Day in History: South African Springbok Rugby Player, Joost van der Westhuizen, is born http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/ http://www.espnscrum.com/PICTURES/CMS/6800/6890.2.jpg

Joost van der Westhuizen: (born 20 February 1971) is a former South African rugby player who was the Springboks' first choice scrum-half in the mid-to-late 1990s and early 2000s. He was capped 89 times for the Springboks and scored 38 tries. His career test try tally of 38 makes him the scrum-half with the most tries in Test Rugby. In 2011 he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and has only an 80% chance of living for two to five years from diagnosis.

Joost van der Westhuizen: (born 20 February is a former South African rugby player. He was always too pretty to play rugby

Joost van der Westhuizen captained the Springboks in 1999 and 2003. Joost has a good captaincy record with 8 win from 10 Tests. (Gallo Images)

Joost van der Westhuizen captained the Springboks in 1999 and Joost has a good captaincy record with 8 win from 10 Tests.

Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen story - blinkpictures.net

Glory Game - The Joost van der Westhuizen story

Joost van der Westhuizen

South Africa scrum-half and rugby 'genius' Joost Van der Westhuizen comes to terms with death sentence

Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen

Joost Van Der Westhuizen - played a Rugby World Cup final with a broken rib, repeatedly stopped Jonah Lomu and battling Motor Neurone Disease, 'awesome' doesn't seem good enough

Joost van der Westhuizen

Joost van der Westhuizen Says Goodbye

Information about former Springbok rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen and his struggle with motor neuron disease, his emotional send off and family

How i love you Joost.

How i love you Joost.

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