Tributes have come in from far and wide after the news that former Free State prop Dougie Heymans had passed away on Monday.
So sad to hear of the passing of @CheetahsRugby legend Dougie Heymans. A salt of the earth, humble and down right nice man. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. RIP ?
— Joel Stransky (@stranners) June 15, 2021
Baie slegte nuus ontvang, groot vriend en Cheetahs en Shimla rugby man het sy laaste skrum verloor. Dougie Heymans is oorlede. Innige simpatie aan Ilse en gesin in hierdie uiters moeilike tyd. Bid dat die Vader besrusting en vertroosting sal bring. My trane loop n legend weg
— Toks van der Linde (@toksvdl) June 14, 2021
Saddened by the passing of @CheetahsRugby Scrum Legend, Dougie Heymans. I looked up to him as a youngster and appreciated the time he took with me, coming through the ranks.
Remember scrumming against him in training. It felt like I hit a brick wall
R.I.P ?? Legend pic.twitter.com/oCylueE9wE
— Gurthro Steenkamp (@gurthro) June 14, 2021
The Cheetah family mourn the passing of another ex-player, Dougie Heymans. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & loved ones during this difficult time.?? pic.twitter.com/j9d5Uh3aqH
— Toyota Cheetahs (@CheetahsRugby) June 14, 2021
RIP Dougie Heymans as Covid takes one of rugby’s toughest https://t.co/PJlAEjxWQj
— Mark Keohane (@mark_keohane) June 14, 2021
RIP Dougie Heymans. The finest scrum technician of them all and a lovely man. Damn Covid pic.twitter.com/0A6r1iLj8K
— Andy Capostagno (@andycapostagno) June 14, 2021
Shout out to @CheetahsRugby prop legends, Dougie Heymans & @Springboks @toksvdl who are both ill. Wish them a speedy recovery, keep fighting! @UFS_Kovsies @WP_RUGBY @THESTORMERS pic.twitter.com/Bk7mWsRIjJ
— ruck&maul (@dataspringboks) June 14, 2021
— Ashley Berry (@atberrys) June 15, 2021
RIP Dougie Heymans ?….
— ORTON Media Photos®™ (@OrtonMediaPhoto) June 14, 2021
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