Former Springbok prop and dual Rugby World Cup winner Os du Randt will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame at the World Rugby Awards in Tokyo on 3 November.
World Rugby has announced that Du Randt will be joined by the New Zealand duo of Richie McCaw and Graham Henry, as well as Shiggy Konno (Japan), Peter Fatialofa (Samoa) and Diego Ormaechea (Uruguay).
While Fatialofa and Konno will be inducted posthumously, McCaw, Henry and Ormaechea will attend the prestigious event, which will celebrate their careers and contributions to the game. These six inductees bring the total in the Hall of Fame to 148 since it began in 2006.
World Rugby Chairman and Hall of Fame inductee Sir Bill Beaumont said: “Our beloved game of rugby would not be what it is today without the contributions of remarkable trailblazers, men and women, who form the World Rugby Hall of Fame. They are players and coaches, true legends of the game that have embodied our values and will continue to inspire generations to come."
“On behalf of the rugby family, I would like to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of this year’s six new inductees, Richie McCaw, Shiggy Konno, Os du Randt, Peter Fatialofa, Graham Henry and Diego Ormaechea for their outstanding career and thank them for their immense footprint on our game."
“We look forward to honouring them in November at what promises to be a very special night.”
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World Rugby Hall of Fame 2019 inductees:
Richie McCaw (New Zealand) - Inductee No 143
Shiggy Konno (Japan) - Inductee No 144
Os du Randt (South Africa) – Inductee No 145
Peter Fatialofa (Samoa) - Inductee No 146
Graham Henry (New Zealand) - Inductee No 147
Diego Ormaechea (Uruguay) - Inductee No 148
Brief bio: Os du Randt
Born: 8 September, 1972 in Elliot, Eastern Cape
World Rugby Hall of Fame – Inductee No 145.
Os du Randt retired from the game at the top in 2007 having won a second Rugby World Cup, the only Springbok to do so, following South Africa’s 15-6 victory over England in the final at the Stade de France in Paris.