Rest In Peace Lood Muller


Former Springbok prop Lood Muller has passed away at the age of 58 years old.

He was killed in a motor vehicle accident near Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal, earlier this week.

Muller played two Tests – against New Zealand in Cape Town and Australia in Johannesburg – in August 1992.

Captained by fly-half Naas Botha, Muller shared a powerful scrum with fellow front-rankers Uli Schmitt and Johan Styger, locks Adri Geldenhuys and Adolf Malan and loose forwards Wahl Bartmann, Ian Macdonald and Jannie Breedt against the All Blacks. Heinrich Rodgers replaced Styger for the clash against the Wallabies.

South Africa lost both matches – the first 24-27; the second 3-26.

The team also featured scrum-half Robert du Preez, who is currently head coach of the Sharks – the KwaZulu-Natal franchise. Muller was capped by the same province 90 times, after a successful debut in 1989.