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WATCH: Joost’s former school in war cry tribute

2017-02-10 06:00

Cape Town - Pupils at Joost van der Westhuizen's former school, Hoërskool F.H. Odendaal, have put on a special war cry for the former Springbok legend.

Members of the F.H. Odendaal 1st XV belted out an emotional war cry in memory of their most famous Old Boy.

Van der Westhuizen matriculated in 1988.

Van der Westhuizen passed away on Monday aged 45, after losing his nearly six-year long battle with motor neuron disease (MND).

Van der Westhuizen, who was diagnosed with the illness 2011, played 89 Tests for the Springboks between 1993 and 2003.

He scored a then-Springbok record 38 tries and is widely regarded as one of the game’s finest-ever scrumhalves.

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