Bulls devastated by death of former Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg

Bulls devastated by death of former Springbok Pedrie Wannenburg

He was 41.

His nine-year-old son, Pedrie, is fighting for his life in hospital.

Wannenburg’s wife Evette and their daughter Isabelle were reportedly unhurt.

Wannenburg played over 100 Super Rugby matches for the Bulls and also enjoyed stints at Ulster in Ireland and French sides Castres and Oyonnax.

The Bulls took to social media to express their devastation at the news.

“We are devastated at the passing of Vodacom Bulls legend Pedrie Wannenburg.

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Wannenburg family,” the Pretoria franchise posted on Facebook.

Pedrie Wannenburg made his Test debut at 21

Wannenburg played 20 Tests for the Springboks, making 20 starts and scoring three tries.

He made his Test debut at age 21 against France in Marseille in November 2002 and played his final test against the All Blacks in Christchurch in July 2007.

After his retirement in 2018, Wannenburg coached the Austin Elite Rugby side in North American Major League Rugby.

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