Lions and Springbok flanker, Wikus van Heerden, has called time on his illustrious career, winning almost every trophy out there.
The loose forward, who played at lock for the Lions over the last two years, a position in which the union has been struggling, claimed that his knees do not allow him to continue, and that it is time to hang up the boots..
Van Heerden won the Super Rugby trophy with the Bulls back in 2007, after which he came on as a replacement in the World Cup Final which the Springboks won, as well as winning the Currie Cup with the Lions last year.
He has not taken the field of play since being knocked unconscious in the opening round of Super Rugby, following a spear tackle by Andries Strauss, and is stuck on 99 matches for the Lions, just one agonising match short of the century.
We would like to wish Wikus the best in his future endeavours, and we can only hope that those knees are okay.Tweet