Rugby

Former Springbok cancer free

2013-08-30 10:25
Rob Louw (Gallo Images)
  Gallery

Overseas Springboks XV

2013-08-29 13:34

Sport24 picks a XV of Springboks playing for overseas clubs.

Cape Town - Former Springbok loose forward Rob Louw, has, after 17 agonising months, been diagnosed as cancer-free.

In an interview with Die Burger on Thursday, Louw, 58, spoke of his ordeal over the past four years, and well as the joy both he and his family experienced after his latest scans at Panorama Mediclinic on Wednesday revealed he had conquered the disease.

"After I got the results, I immediately phoned my wife and we cried tears of joy."

Louw's children were at home at the time and were shocked when their mother started to cry.

"They thought it was bad news, but as soon as I explained I was clean, we all began crying."

Louw was diagnosed with Stage 4 skin cancer in 2009.

Louw played 19 Tests for the Springboks, as well as for Western Province between 1978-1984.

Louw was nominated as South African Rugby Player of the Year in 1979 and in 1984.


Read more on:    springboks  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Settled squad pleases Ludeke

2014-11-26 17:05

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Hottie of the day: Nicole Meyer!

Nicole is the cover girl for the 2014 edition of SA Swimsuit! Check out some smoking hot pics of here here.

 
 

Men24.com

11 things men don’t know about their clothes
Hilarious mortal kombat elevator prank!
This is how the Top Gear presenters spend their £55 million!
Thirty and still single? There’s hope!
 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who would you like to see start in the No 10 jersey for the Springboks at next year's Rugby World Cup?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.