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Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby aisling7 » July 28th, 2011, 10:04 pm

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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby nelly the elephant » July 28th, 2011, 10:20 pm




Desperate....................horrible to happen to anyone................for someone who competed at such a high level in sport....a true tragedy. I hope he's given the privacy to spend the rest of his days with as much dignity as possible in the circumstances.
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby Mackman15 » July 29th, 2011, 10:12 am

Whoa, puts existing troubles in one's life truly in perspective.
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby Logorrhea » July 29th, 2011, 12:22 pm

Mackman15 wrote:Whoa, puts existing troubles in one's life truly in perspective.

Unless you only have 6 months left to live.

Just saying ...............
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby Mackman15 » July 29th, 2011, 1:32 pm

Logorrhea wrote:
Mackman15 wrote:Whoa, puts existing troubles in one's life truly in perspective.

Unless you only have 6 months left to live.

Just saying ...............


Touche.

However, there are those that may prefer six months rather than facing into a certain 3-5 years life sentence that would serves as a progressive time bomb.
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby Cianostays » July 29th, 2011, 7:39 pm

I can't imagine going through anything so horrible. Utterly horrendous for him and his family.
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby kermischocolate » July 29th, 2011, 8:05 pm

MND is horrific. You wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy.
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby nelly the elephant » July 29th, 2011, 10:03 pm

kermischocolate wrote:MND is horrific. You wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy.


Indeed....it brought up some very emotive comments from a couple of pals when i posted this story elsewhere......it appears it's a truly horrific degenerative condition.
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby suisse » August 1st, 2011, 12:28 pm

As a former scrum-half who began watching/playing rugby as a kid around the time of 1995 RWC, JVDW was always a hero. I was always very intrigued by that Saffer winning team in '95, and JVDW was the main guy I wanted to follow. I was lucky to get his autograph when I stood behind the old West Stand with the other schoolboys as Saffers won in Dublin 98 and 2000. A great, great rugby player. A hero to many. I wish him all the best!
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby Hornet » February 6th, 2017, 3:48 pm

Joost van der Westhuizen: Former South Africa captain dies, aged 45

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/38882762

Great scrummy. Will be sadly missed.
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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby Oldschoolsocks » February 6th, 2017, 5:41 pm

RIP Joost


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Re: Joost van der Westhuizen

Postby offshorerules » February 6th, 2017, 8:40 pm

Terrible news.
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