Rugby

Andre Joubert 'honoured' to play with Joost

2017-02-07 10:59
Andre Joubert (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok fullback Andre Joubert says he is honoured to have shared the field with Joost van der Westhuizen, who passed away on Monday after a long battle with motor neuron disease. 

The 52-year-old Joubert, often called the 'Rolls-Royce of fullbacks', was South Africa's No 15 when they won the World Cup on home soil back in 1995. 

One of Van der Westhuizen's finest moments was his potentially match-saving tackle on All Black wing Jonah Lomu inn that World Cup final in Johannesburg. 

Joubert had a front row ticket to that moment, and he took to Twitter on Tuesday to pay his respects to his team-mate in that match. 

"Very honoured and privileged to have shared the rugby field with Joost," Joubert tweeted.

"Great loss to world rugby - RIP legend."

Joubert played 34 Test matches for the Boks between 1989 and 1997, scoring 10 tries. 

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