The loss of the team captain at famous rugby school Paarl Boys High, more commonly known as Boishaai, is a great loss, his coach said on Saturday.

“The school is very sad, because to lose such a quality gentleman is a great loss. He was indeed a gentleman at all times,” his coach Frans Cloete told News24.

“He always placed everyone and everything else above himself. He led through his rugby.”

“For any mother to lose their child at such a young age is irreplaceable.”