Schalk En Melanie Wasserman: Net vir jou Joost. NZ

South Africans from New Zealand and Australia, to Hong Kong and the Philippines, Gibraltar, the UK, USA and Canada… not to mention South Africa, Kenya and everywhere in between are wearing their Springbok colours today, to pay tribute to Joost van der Westhuizen.

From sunny Australia…

To a snowy Canada…

Hilda Kate Van Zyl: For Joost. Canada

On public transport…

Schalk En Melanie Wasserman: Net vir jou Joost. New Zealand

And at work…

Liezel Botha: Support for Joost from New Zealand
Rugby Jersey Friday for Joost. All the staff at First Technology in Gauteng. Thank you Nicolien van Rooyen: “Have a blessed Green and Gold Friday.”

Even at school in Kenya…

Robyn Badenhorst: It’s French day today at our kids school here in Nairobi KENYA but our South African kids went in their Springbok colours to honor Joost….

Out and about in Perth…

Jo de Rossi: I’m wearing my Springbok cap with immense pride today in Perth, Australia, remembering an amazing rugby player and an incredibly inspirational man – RIP Joost!

At a restaurant (The Stoep!) in Hong Kong…

Dolla Bruce
From The Stoep Restaurant, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Or snug at home in NZ…

Melani van Zyl: Very saddened but paying tribute to Joost all the way from New Zealand

Friends, family and fans will gather Friday in Pretoria for the former rugby star’s Public Memorial Service.

South African expats abroad and locals in SA, who are unable to attend, are instead painting the world green and gold today!


Thanusha Priya Nair: In memory of a legend – from Auckland, New Zealand

Izzi Botha, in Australia, posted a photo of her and her little girl saying: “There are heaps of us South Africans here in Brisbane wearing the green and gold proudly today.”

From New Zealand, Adrian David Parker said “took a lot of stick in NZ today, but it was worth it. RIP Joost.”

Patricia Vinten: All the way from Hastings, New Zealand!! #ripjoostsarugbyhero

And non-South Africans are joining in too. Ruth Kelleher in Cork, Ireland, sent in a pic saying: “My partner Mark is from Durban, KwaZulu Natal. I’m Irish but follow the Springboks… sad to hear of Joost’s passing. I’m wearing my Springbok Jersey in honour of Joost today. May he rest in peace…”

Jenna Rose said: “Love how this is more than just a mourning, but is also a joyful celebration of life! What a testimony. Joost has touched more lives I’m sure than he ever expected – simply by embracing life!!”

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