Touching moment as emotional Leinster Springbok Zane Kirchner observes minute silence for Joost van der Westhuizen
This weekend was tough for the rugby community after the passing of Joost van der Westhuizen during the week following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease.
The legendary Springbok scrum-half was widely remembered at rugby matches around the world, with the Six Nations games staging a minute's applause in memory of the 45-year-old.
Leinster take on Treviso in Italy this afternoon and for the Springbok in their ranks, Zane Kirchner, remembering van der Westhuizen was an emotional experience.
Sportsfile captured this moment that sums up how much van der Westhuizen means to South Africans.
The fullback has commemorated van der Westhuizen in the best possible way, helping Leinster to a commanding half time lead in Treviso.