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Former Springbok Lock Hannes Strydom Tragically Killed In Car Crash

"Winning a World Cup is what every player trains for and sacrifices for years. Very few men had the privilege and opportunity of winning a World Cup."

The rugby community is mourning the loss of former Springbok lock Hannes Strydom, who tragically passed away in a car crash on Sunday evening.

Strydom, 58, was part of the historic Springbok team that secured a memorable victory against the All Blacks in the 1995 World Cup at Ellis Park.

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His former teammate and fellow 1995 World Cup winner, Kobus Wiese, expressed his sorrow at the news.

“It is very tragic news, the passing of a fellow teammate and friend. It is a very big loss. I had the privilege of playing with him for the Lions and for South Africa,” Wiese said.

Wiese fondly remembered Strydom as a true teammate and a pleasure to work with. As fellow locks, they shared success on the field and were part of the squad that lifted the Webb Ellis trophy for the fourth time on home soil.

“Winning a World Cup is what every player trains for and sacrifices for years. Very few men had the privilege and opportunity of winning a World Cup.

Hannes and I were privileged to be part of the squad that could do that at home in 1995. It is special, and it will always be special,” Wiese added.

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The passing of Hannes Strydom reminds us of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing the moments we have with our loved ones.

The rugby fraternity mourns the loss of a talented player and a true sportsman. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

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