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Hannes Strydom, a 1995 Rugby World Cup winner with South Africa, dies at 58 in a automobile crash

Hannes Strydom, a participant on South Africa’s revered 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning workforce, has died in a automobile crash, the South African Rugby Union mentioned Monday. He was 58.

Strydom was killed within the crash Sunday night, the union mentioned in an announcement.

Strydom was a lock who performed 21 checks and 10 different video games for South Africa from 1993-97.

He’s the fifth member of the 1995 Springboks to die comparatively younger. Flanker Ruben Kruger died of mind most cancers in 2010 at 39, scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen died in 2017 at 45 after years battling motor neurone illness, and wings James Small and Chester Williams died inside two months of one another in 2019, each from coronary heart assaults. Small was 50 and Williams was 49.

In 1995, South Africa was taking part in in its first Rugby World Cup after a sports activities ban due to apartheid when it gained on house soil.

“To lose yet one more member of the long-lasting Bok squad from 1995 is a heavy blow to the rugby fraternity right here in South Africa,” South African Rugby Union president Mark Alexander mentioned.

The Springboks gained a document fourth Rugby World Cup title final month to turn out to be the match’s most profitable workforce.


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