I am so proud to have known Joost van der Westhuizen well, having battled against him so many times on the field and then socialised off it. He is one of those guys that whoever met him, at any stage of his life, they will remember it and recount to their children or grandchildren that they were in his presence. His eyes lit up the room, particularly when he was poorly with Motor Neurone Disease, external-link as it was his way of saying that he'll never give up. Joost's actions put a lot of things into context. He was a very lively character.
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The terrified wife of the late rugby star Joost van der Westhuizen believes he saved her life from beyond the grave after she was held up at gunpoint. Singer Amor Vittone, 45, had stopped at traffic lights in Diepsloot on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa when an armed thug smashed her windscreen with a revolver and held her up. The mother-of-two - who lost her Springbok superstar husband to Motor Neurone disease in February - screamed as she was showered in glass. Her attacker struck near a township as the celebrity drove her sponsored white Mercedes CLA
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South African-born Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe helped his adopted nation to a historic victory over England at Twickenham. The brother of Springbok hooker Akker van der Merwe produced a strong finish to give Scotland what proved to be a decisive advantage. England threw everything they had at Scotland but they would not be breached and a late turnover allowed them to boot the ball into touch to secure an victory. Two killed in N12 crash, five injured as their car hits a tree in Mondeor. A picture of domestic bliss: why we've fallen in love with still life.
Born on 20 February , Joost van der Westhuizen tragically died on this day in having fought a brave fight against Motor Neuron Disease for almost six years. His public memorial service at his beloved Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria brought the country to a standstill. Two killed in N12 crash, five injured as their car hits a tree in Mondeor.