Joost climbed under the table and set my shoelaces on fire! - Joel Stransky

He was a naughty little imp – there was always chaos around him! I remember him crawling under the table and setting my shoelaces on fire.

Joel Stransky

We all make mistakes and Joost made one or two.

Joel Stransky

He’ll be remembered as the greatest scrumhalf to ever play the game.

Joel Stransky

Former Springbok captain Joost van der Westhuizen has died.

The 45-year-old rugby legend, who suffered from motor neuron disease, was admitted to hospital on Saturday.

He had been battling the disease since 2011.

Van der Westhuizen played 89 times for the Springboks, captaining them at the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham interviewed Van der Westhuizen's former teammate Joel Stransky.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

What an inspirational character! What a sad day it is…

Joel Stransky

There are none better than him! He was devastatingly dangerous with ball in hand.

Joel Stransky

The courage he showed to be in public… that is just unbelievable!

Joel Stransky

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