Former Ulster flanker Pedrie Wannenburg killed in car crash in US

Former Ulster loose-forward Pedrie Wannenburg has been killed in a automobile crash in Texas, his former South African franchise the Bulls stated on Saturday.

Wannenburg, 41, performed 20 instances for the Springboks between 2002 and 2007, and was near being chosen for the World Cup-winning squad in France.

He additionally turned out for Irish aspect Ulster and French membership Castres earlier than settling within the United States in 2016.

He died when a 16-year-old driver led police on a high-speed chase and crashed into the again of Wannenburg’s automobile at an intersection, in keeping with native media.

His spouse and two youngsters had been within the car with him however didn’t maintain life-threatening accidents.

Ulster Rugby stated they had been “deeply saddened to study of the sudden passing of former flanker, Pedrie Wannenburg following a automobile crash in Texas.

“The Springbok played a major role in Ulster’s Heineken Cup and Pro12 campaigns, making 54 appearances for the Ulster men between 2010 and 2012.”

The flanker was the primary to play 100 matches for the Bulls in Tremendous Rugby and gained three titles with the Pretoria-based aspect in 2007, 2009 and 2010. – Reuters

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