Gerhard Mans is a Rugby Legend. He was a Former Namibia rugby captain. He died on Wednesday morning. A car struck him while he was cycling in Windhoek.
According to the social media he was killed on the Western Bypass. It was a car that struck him while at the time of cycling with his son. His son junior Gerhard represented Namibia in cycling.
He was just 60. He was well known as the captain of the first Namibian national side after the country’s independence.
The great man played 27 Tests for Namibia between 1990 and 1994. He scored 26 Test tries as Namibia won 20 of those games.
He became captain of South West Africa in 1987. He also led the team to the Currie Cup B division title.
South West Africa gained promotion to the Currie Cup A division in 1988 where they finished third in the standings. They famously beat Western Province 24-21 at Newlands and Transvaal 25-22 at Ellis Park.
Mans was one of five nominees for the 1988 SA Rugby Player of the Year award. The other nominees were Adolf Malan, Calla Scholtz, Tiaan Strauss, and the eventual winner Naas Botha.
Mans, who also played for Free State in the early 1980s, retired after the 1994 season when Namibia failed to qualify for the 1995 World Cup in South Africa.
The Cheetahs also paid tribute to Mans on their Facebook page.
There are many people who want to see the video footage of his accident. Actually, the video footage isn’t available. But Accident moment pictures are available.
If you want to see these photos, you can see them.