This Day in History: South African Springbok Rugby Player, Joost van der Westhuizen, is born http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

This Day in History: South African Springbok Rugby Player, Joost van der Westhuizen, is born http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Jaco Taute of South Africa and Tommy Bowe of Ireland in action during the International rugby match between Ireland and South Africa in the Aviva Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland.

Jaco Taute of South Africa and Tommy Bowe of Ireland in action during the International rugby match between Ireland and South Africa in the Aviva Stadium on November 10, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland.

Jacobus Francois Pienaar: (born 2 January 1967) is a South African former rugby union player. He played flanker for South Africa (the Springboks) from 1993 until 1996, winning 29 international caps, all of them as captain. He is best known for leading South Africa to victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Jacobus Francois Pienaar: (born 2 January 1967) is a South African former rugby union player. He played flanker for South Africa (the Springboks) from 1993 until 1996, winning 29 international caps, all of them as captain. He is best known for leading South Africa to victory in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

1970 - test 2 - Boks 08 / Blacks 09 Piston van Wyk on the receiving end of a Alan Sutherland punch with Hannes Marais already on the way down.

1970 - test 2 - Boks 08 / Blacks 09 Piston van Wyk on the receiving end of a Alan Sutherland punch with Hannes Marais already on the way down.

Boks 1974 - Back: Gerald Bosch, Roy McCallum, Dugald MacDonald, Jan-Boland Coetzee, Johan Oosthuizen, Peter Whipp, Gerrie Germishuys Middle: Dawie Snyman, Paul Bayvel, André Bestbier, Sakkie Sauermann, Kevin de Klerk, Morné du Plessis, Chris Pope, Rampie Stander Front: Piston van Wyk, Gert Muller, Ian McCallum, Johan Claassen (coach), Hannes Marais (captain), Frances Mellish (Western Province liaison), Ian Kirkpatrick (manager), Jan Ellis, John Williams

Boks 1974 - Back: Gerald Bosch, Roy McCallum, Dugald MacDonald, Jan-Boland Coetzee, Johan Oosthuizen, Peter Whipp, Gerrie Germishuys Middle: Dawie Snyman, Paul Bayvel, André Bestbier, Sakkie Sauermann, Kevin de Klerk, Morné du Plessis, Chris Pope, Rampie Stander Front: Piston van Wyk, Gert Muller, Ian McCallum, Johan Claassen (coach), Hannes Marais (captain), Frances Mellish (Western Province liaison), Ian Kirkpatrick (manager), Jan Ellis, John Williams

'76 - Third test - The McLook rugby collection  Piston van Wyk's foot flashed out like a striking rattlesnake but was never penalised for foot-up, according to Terry McLean. Powered though he was by a huge pack, van Wyk beat Norton only once in a contest on Norton's head and in turn was beaten himself once -a commentary on his inadequate technique and his venerable years writes McLean sounding just a little bitter.

'76 - Third test - The McLook rugby collection Piston van Wyk's foot flashed out like a striking rattlesnake but was never penalised for foot-up, according to Terry McLean. Powered though he was by a huge pack, van Wyk beat Norton only once in a contest on Norton's head and in turn was beaten himself once -a commentary on his inadequate technique and his venerable years writes McLean sounding just a little bitter.

Kobus Wiese

Kobus Wiese

Danie Gerber with Nick Mallet behind him.

Danie Gerber with Nick Mallet behind him.

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