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Former Springbok cancer free

2013-08-30 10:25
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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.


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