Rest in Peace, Doc Luyt

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content on 1 Feb 2013 at 13:58
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We believe that former SARFU and Lions supremo, Doctor Louis Luyt, has passed away.

Luyt, who had a long and colourful career in the South African business world, had a strong passion for rugby and was a key figure in turning his beloved Transvaal Rugby Union into the powerful force it became in the mid-90s. As head of the national body as well, he oversaw the country’s hosting of the 1995 World Cup and played a strong role in bringing professionalism to the game thereafter.

Luyt is said to have died of a heart problem, at the age of 80. Our sincerest condolences go out to all his family and friends at this difficult time.


  • RIP Dr Louis Luyt, you were a pioneer and a true ledgend..

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.02.13 14:37:02 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply
  • Rest in peace & condolences to your family

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.02.13 15:30:45 by Dunx Reply
  • The single person who did the most fro SA rugby…
    Also played a large role in Rugby becoming a professional game…
    Lions also did great under him….SA did great under him…

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.02.13 12:43:32 by Hmmm Reply

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