Tributes pour in for Pietersen

Tributes are pouring in from across the rugby world as Sharks and Springbok wing JP Pietersen announced his retirement this week.

The 34-year-old played 70 times for the Springboks. scoring 24 tries. He also made 180 appearances for the Sharks, with whom he has now taken up a junior coaching role.

READ: Pietersen retires, confirms coaching role

Former teammate Bryan Habana shared a heartfelt tribute to his friend and Springbok wing partner on Instagram:


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‘Legend’ seems to be the word with a host of ex players commenting exactly this on Pietersen’s instagram announcement of his retirement…


JP Pietersen

Some fans took to Twitter to highlight some of their favourite moments from Pietersen’s illustrious career …


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