Max Patterson remembers a rugby hero
Rugby great Joost van der Westhuizen died after 7 years of nothing but pain and distress,
Though...he did not throw in the towel.
After 7 years of a mystery sickness that only 1 in 10000 people have he fought through it and truly didn't give up, but it was later discovered that his sickness was motor neurone disease.
Joost van der Westhuizen could be “the best Rugby player of all time” said multiple ex sports stars.
Joost played multiple matches for the Springboks as well as captaining the side. He also won the 1995 World Cup with them.
Even though he was a scrum-half, he tackled like a flanker. He is well known for bringing down one of the biggest and strongest wings in rugby history, Jonah Lomu. Unfortunately Lomu died in 2015 with a terrible sickness and fought that sickness for just 8 months before he died.
Joost was the best rugby player to play for South Africa and will always be remembered for his bravery, courage and passion for the game and for being one of the only people to tackle Jonah Lomu.
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