Springbok legend! 20 February 1971 - 6 February 2017
Joost was a Springbok legend who played as a scrum-half. He represented South Africa in 89 test matches, scoring 38 tries, and was a member of the victorious South African rugby team at the 1995 World Cup.
When it comes to his international accolades. The scrumhalf was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2007, and became a member of the World Rugby Hall of Fame when the International Hall was merged with the Hall of Fame in 2014.
His playing honours include the World Cup (1995), the Tri-Nations title (1998), two domestic Currie Cup trophies (1998 & 2002), and he was a member of the South African Rugby team at three Rugby World Cups (1995, 1999, 2003).
In 2011, Joost announced that he had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a form of motor neurone disease (MND). He actively campaigned for issues relating to MND through the J9 Foundation, a charity devoted to MND issues.