South African rugby star dies of cancer

| 29/01/2010

(Times online): Ruben Kruger, a World Cup-winner with South Africa in 1995, has died aged 39 after a decade-long battle with cancer. A formidable flanker who won 36 international caps, Kruger was South Africa’s player of the year in the season that the newly democratic nation won the World Cup on home soil.  "Ruben Kruger was the epitome of the Springbok flanker: tough, indomitable and with an outstanding work ethic," Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby Union, said. "

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  1. Michael Levitt says:

    Ruben was one the the heroes of the 1995 Springboks – a true gentleman and a loss to rugby and our Alma Mater, Grey College. He fought till the end – RIP my friend.