Former Springbok Jan Ellis dies

Former Springbok Jan Ellis has succumbed to cancer and passed away.

JOHANNESBURG - Former Springbok Jan Ellis has died at the age of 71.

Ellis ranks as an all-time Springbok great and one of the outstanding loose forwards of his era. 

He played in 38 of the 39 tests that the Springboks played between his debut in 1965 and his final test in 1976.

He succumbed to cancer at a hospice in Pretoria after suffering from the disease for some time.