From his popular match at 19, to his relationships with Karlien van Jaarsveld and Nadine, here’s what to know about retired rugby player Derick Hougaard.
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DERICK HOUGAARD: FAMOUS MATCH TO RETIREMENT
IOL reports that the former Springbok flyhalf and Blue Bulls legend Derick Hougaard is popularly known for playing in the 2srcsrc2 Currie Cup final as a 19-year-old against the Lions, where broke Naas Botha’s record for most points in a championship match.
Hougaard’s record still stands in South Africa’s premier domestic competition, 21 years later.
The publication adds that the 37-year-old’s rugby career was cut short, and his injuries forced him to call it quits on the rugby field.
Hougaard, who worked on SuperSport as a rugby commentator revealed on his Facebook account in August 2src17 that he was fired for his comments on social media about South African rugby transformation.
He wrote: “Working for SuperSport and doing commentary, it came quite naturally. And the love for the work and brand was growing every week and working with absolute geniuses, legends and great people. A minister mailed SuperSport taking me off TV completely. I will always have a fair opinion and will stand by what will make South Africa a force in World Rugby again. It is a shame that it cost me my job
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