Bok legend has ‘massive heart attack’

Former Bok lock Frik du Preez was admitted to hospital on Thursday after suffering a ‘massive heart attack’.

According to Netwerk24, the incident occured while the 81-year-old was participating in a golf day for former rugby players at the Leriba Lodge in Centurion.

He is expected to be discharged soon, but will have to return in six weeks’ time for a routine follow-up.

Du Preez played 38 Tests for the Springboks from 1961-1971 and was named South Africa’s rugby player of the 20th century.

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