Rugby

Beast: Joost had 'no fear' on and off field

2017-02-07 07:57
Tendai Mtawarira (Gallo)

Cape Town - The tributes for former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen continue to pout in as the international sporting community remembers one of rugby's greats/ 

Van der Westhuizen passed away on Monday afternoon after a battle with motor neuron disease that had lasted over five years. 

News of his death has dominated front pages all over South Africa on Tuesday morning, and even his greatest rivals have taken to social media to pay tribute to a player that is considered one of the best No 9s of all time. 

Sharks and Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira lent his voice to the chorus of tributes on Tuesday morning, referring to Van der Westhuizen as a man with no fear.

"Joost was the epitome of having no fear on and off the field," said Mtawarira.

"A real legend whose legacy will never die."

A public funeral for Van der Westhuizen will be held at Loftus Versfeld on Friday, 12:30. 

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