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    Posted: 29 May 2011 at 3:51pm
Former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen struck by Motor Neurone Disease !

Second former Pro Player to be diagnosed this season ! (Paul Darbyshire Munster Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Very sad !

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Andre Venter as well according to the article on Joost, as you say, very sad.
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Yeah I read about this a few weeks ago. Very sad news. Joost VDW is arguably the best scrum-half of the last 25 years.
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One of the best players that ive seen in my lifetime. Very sad news God Bless him
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Awful news. Best of luck to him.

Some people have raised concerns about the amount of springbok's who were in the same team together that have been struck down with neurological diseases. I'm not for one minute saying there's anything untoward but it does raise a debate.
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V Sad news. The best scrum half since Edwards, an absolute joy to watch. The RWC ninety five squad has certainly been hit by tradegy, wasn't so long ago that Ruben Kruger passed away. Awful news.
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Originally posted by jeremy windell jeremy windell wrote:

V Sad news. The best scrum half since Edwards, an absolute joy to watch. The RWC ninety five squad has certainly been hit by tradegy, wasn't so long ago that Ruben Kruger passed away. Awful news.
 
A bit harsh on Chris Bridges there, Windell.
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Originally posted by Ow! Ow! wrote:

Originally posted by jeremy windell jeremy windell wrote:

V Sad news. The best scrum half since Edwards, an absolute joy to watch. The RWC ninety five squad has certainly been hit by tradegy, wasn't so long ago that Ruben Kruger passed away. Awful news.
 
A bit harsh on Chris Bridges there, Windell.
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Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

Awful news. Best of luck to him.

Some people have raised concerns about the amount of springbok's who were in the same team together that have been struck down with neurological diseases. I'm not for one minute saying there's anything untoward but it does raise a debate.
What are you suggesting...sad news for anyone
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what does motor neurone do to the body?
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Originally posted by scarletman scarletman wrote:

Former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen struck by Motor Neurone Disease !

Second former Pro Player to be diagnosed this season ! (Paul Darbyshire Munster Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Very sad !

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Fantastic player and extremely sad news about this illness. My best wishes to him.

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Originally posted by kcreg kcreg wrote:

what does motor neurone do to the body?


Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones. Degeneration of the motor neurones leads to weakness and wasting of muscles, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing.
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Originally posted by SMELLYMIKE SMELLYMIKE wrote:


Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

Awful news. Best of luck to him.

Some people have raised concerns about the amount of springbok's who were in the same team together that have been struck down with neurological diseases. I'm not for one minute saying there's anything untoward but it does raise a debate.
What are you suggesting...sad news for anyone


there has long been rumours about "supplements" in the late 90s and early 2000s

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-union/springboks-face-shame-over-visagie-drugs-claim-628297.html
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One of the best scrum halves, and THE most competitive player Ive ever seen. Tragic illness for anyone to have. 
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Terrible news this! ShockedConfused an awesome player in his prime! Thumbs Up
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Read an Interview with him, where he says he has 3 years left to live. This is so SadUnhappy Great player. I'll try and find the Interview and post it.
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