Goosebumps: Watch the Six Nations’ Applause for Joost in Cardiff, Rome and Paris

Tributes to South Africa’s rugby hero, Joost van der Westhuizen, were paid at all Six Nations’ Championship matches  in Round Two of 2017 – with a minute’s applause in Cardiff, Rome and Paris.

The organisers said the tribute was to mark “the passing of the great South African scrum-half”, and called him a “rugby legend”.

The video below features footage from all three venues – Wales, Italy and France. The former two took place yesterday – Wales vs England and Ireland vs Italy; whilst the France vs Scotland match took place Sunday.

Tributes to Joost van der Westhuizen at all Round Two matches, Six Nations

At today’s match in Paris, at Stade de France, tribute was also paid to former All Blacks loose forward Sione Lauaki who tragically passed away this weekend at the age of 35. He had been on dialysis recently, following a diagnosis of renal failure and cardiovascular problems five years ago.