[WATCH] Pupils at Joost’s former school pay tribute to rugby legend

The former Springbok captain, who attended Hoërskool FH Odendaal, passed away on Monday after a long battle with motor neuron disease.

Banners were erected at the FH Odendaal High School in Pretoria for the late Springbok star Joost van der Westhuizen's memorial service on 9 February 2017. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Pupils and teachers at Joost van der Westhuizen’s former high school remembered his life during a memorial service on Thursday.

The former Springbok captain, who attended Hoërskool FH Odendaal, passed away on Monday after a long battle with motor neuron disease.

Pupils put together a special war cry during a tribute to Van der Westhuizen.

The school's head boy, Lesiba Serite, described van der Westhuizen as the greatest scrum-half ever.

The rugby legend attended Hoërskool FH Odendaal from 1984 to 1988.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)