Springbok Hannes Strydom death

As sportsmen and women set their goals for 2024, others who achieved theirs in the past sadly passed away in 2023. Photo: Twitter.

World Cup-winning Springbok dies in accident

Former Springbok lock Hannes Strydom passed away in a car accident on Sunday evening.

Springbok Hannes Strydom death

As sportsmen and women set their goals for 2024, others who achieved theirs in the past sadly passed away in 2023. Photo: Twitter.

Strydom, 58, was a member of the Springbok team that won the 1995 World Cup in South Africa.

SPRINGBOK LEGEND DIES

According to a report on Netwerk24 on Monday morning, the accident that took Strydom’s happened on the N4 just before eMalahleni in the direction of Pretoria.

Strydom is the fifth member of the 1995 Springbok squad to have passed away. He is now a fifth member of the 1995 squad that has passed away, along with Ruben Kruger, Joost van der Westhuizen, James Small and Chester Williams also passed on in recent years.

Strydom played 21 Tests for the Springboks and represented Transvaal – where he formed a formidable second-row combination with Kobus Wiese – and Northern Transvaal domestically.

HIS LIFE AFTER RUGBY

Away from rugby, Strydom was a qualified pharmacist and had a group of three pharmacies under the name of Pharma Valu in Pretoria. He also had his own range of vitamins called Health & Wellness and another range called HNS, which includes the unique slimming products called HNS New Me and HNS New Man.

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Rugby World Cup winning Springbok Hannes Strydom
Rugby World Cup- winning Springbok Hannes Strydom. Photo: Supplied.

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