Wikus hangs up his boots

2012-09-19 13:24

Johannesburg - Lions stalwart Wikus van Heerden will retire after Saturday's Absa Currie Cup match against the Sharks at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg.

Kick-off is at 19:10.

Van Heerden, 33, was a Super Rugby winner with the Bulls in 2007 as well as part of Jake White's RWC-winning Springbok squad later that year. He was also part of last year's victorious Currie Cup-winning Lions team.

Van Heerden enjoyed a stint in England in the 2009/10 season during which he played 21 matches for Saracens. He also has 14 Springbok caps to his name.

Van Heerden is the son of former Springbok Moaner van Heerden.


  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-09-19 13:31

    Oi Wickus, this is sad news indeed!! Good luck with your last game and lets hope for a great win!

  • andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-09-19 14:42

    Ja Wikus laat dit goed gaan vat asb vir Jean dv, Burger, Habanna.......ens saam hulle het ook rus nodig.

  • moederstad.wp - 2012-09-19 17:27

    @ andre, Old sour puss, typical bulls mentality (None) !!!!!!!!!! Wickus, good luck with the future great servant of SA Rugby !!!

  • sadie.lean.31 - 2012-09-19 20:18

    Hope JdV, Dom Duane, Bekker, Weerlig Liebenberg en mof Etsebeth follow soon

  • bootman.bokke - 2012-09-19 20:30

    Wikus......................before you hang up your boots, wont you do me a favour and moer Morne Steyn and Heyneke Maya over their heads with them please.

      real.sadie - 2012-09-19 22:26

      He can't even he wanted to. Steyntjie will put him out of his misery in no time

  • sean.brady.14224 - 2012-09-19 21:55

    Great player for the Lions, Bulls and Springboks. We (the Lions) missed him this year. Would have been a better year if he hadn't been injured through a spear tackle 30 minutes into the season... All the best Wikus!

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