Lood de Jager: A heart locked and loaded for the trophy hunt

Springbok lock Lood de Jager missed out on last year’s Rugby World Cup due to a rare heart condition, but now he is on the comeback trail and hopes to be back on the Test scene later this year

17 March 2024 - 00:00

The tale of Lood de Jager is one of perseverance and patience. At its core is the restoration of a career — one heartbeat at a time. He has gone through so much physical trauma and mental anguish that it seemed sadistic for the rugby gods to pull another fast one on him  a day before last year’s Springbok squad for the Rugby World Cup was announced...

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