South African rugby followers, together with coaches and gamers, have paid tribute to former Bulls and Springbok free ahead Pedrie Wannenburg, who died in a automobile crash in Houston, Texas late Friday.
It is believed the automobile Wannenburg, 41, was driving was struck by one other automobile, allegedly pushed by a 16-year-old who was fleeing from the police.
Wannenburg’s one son, who together with different relations was within the automobile, is in a crucial situation in hospital.
The former Bulls free ahead, who performed over 100 Super Rugby video games and 20 Tests for the Boks, lived within the Texas space since 2017. He and former Lions and SA Junior Boks coach Eugene Eloff had been concerned in teaching the Austin Huns.
Eloff mentioned Saturday after listening to of the passing of Wannenburg: “I am shattered…have no words. Devastating news RIP wonderful man.”
Ulster Rugby, for whom Wannenburg additionally performed throughout a really profitable profession, paid tribute by saying they had been “deeply saddened” to be taught of the flanker’s passing.
The Bulls, who received a number of Super Rugby and Currie Cup titles when Wannenburg was at his peak, additionally shared the unhappy information on their twitter account.
Former Ireland free ahead Stephen Ferris, who performed with Wannenburg at Ulster mentioned: “Extremely sad news to wake up to this morning. Pedrie was a legend of the game and one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. Thoughts are with his wife Evette and his young kids.”
Warren Brosnihan, additionally a former Bulls flanker, tweeted: “Prayers with Pedrie’s son and family.”
In the centre of the photograph above is Ettienne Botha, the star centre off the Bulls, who additionally tragically died in a automobile crash in 2006.
Bryan Habana, who performed with Wannenburg on the Bulls and Springboks, mentioned the massive free ahead can be ssorely missed.