Cruel Fate has no favourites when it chooses victims; tragedy can strike anyone.

South African rugby hero, Joost van der Westhuizen learned this when he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, a crippling illness that attacks the central nervous system, causing disability and death. But where others might struggle to accept their lot, Joost has tackled it with dignity … and humour. In his battle against the disease, he fights for his life, he fights for the future of his fellow sufferers, and he rediscovers his humanity. More than a team player, Joost has become the Man of the Match. This is his story.


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