Watch: Beautiful Moment As Joost Van Der Westhuizen’s Coffin Carried By 1995 RWC Team
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Brothers until the end.
Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen was laid to rest today, as his 1995 Rugby World Cup winning teammates carried his coffin during his special funeral service. The scrumhalf, who won 89 caps and scored 38 tries for the Springboks between 1993 and 2003, died on Monday aged 45 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease.
Hailed as the best scrum-half of the modern era, Van der Westhuizen is credited with transforming the way the game is played, as opposition teams struggled to deal with his pace phenomenal pace and strength.
— Abigail Javier (@AbigailJavier_) February 10, 2017
The half-back famously stopped Jonah Lomu in the 1995 final, as his side defied all the odds to lift the famous trophy, uniting an entire nation in the process.
May he rest in peace.