Rugby. Ex-Springbok savagely assaulted after South Africa-New Zealand match

Grant Esterhuizen was cowardly attacked leaving a nightclub in Nelspruit.(©[email protected] )

It’s a spine-chilling story! The former three-quarters international center of the Springboks, Grant Esterhuizen (46 years old; 7 selections) was savagely attacked on Saturday August 6 in Mbombela, after South Africa’s victory against New Zealand (26-10), during the 1before Rugby Championship Day 2022.

The former player Bourgoin Jallieu and of Clermont published an announcement on his Facebook account, accompanied by three photos of him with his face completely swollen, which attests to his beating, in order to find the two men who beat him up for free.

“A guy came up to me to say he wanted to hit me…”

“I’m looking for two not-so-sweet men who took the time Saturday night from me hit from behind. Individuals who belong to a Nelspruit motorcycle club, ”says the 46-year-old ex-center. “It’s a short guy with a beard and short dark hair and a tall skinny guy with a dark mustache and goatee. The taller guy wore a blue and black plaid shirt. Please, help me find these criminals and prevent this from happening to anyone else,” adds Grant Esterhuizen, whose post, shared more than 90 times, moved all of South Africa.

The former Bulls, Cats and Stormers player says he was attacked outside a nightclubon the evening of Saturday August 6, as he revealed at the microphone of Jacaranda FM “We were outside the club and this guy came up to me to say he wanted to hit me. I turned my back on him and continued my conversation, and the next chose I got a really hard slap in the side. That’s about the last moment I remember. »

Esterhuizen, who is trying to obtain CCTV footage of the incident, is said to have been hit with a helmet and knocked unconsciousqualifier that “ofrandom act of violence“. “I’m pretty straightforward. When I have a few drinks, I always say I’m a lover and not a fighter,” he says. We wish the former Springbok a quick recovery after these horrible acts.

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