Pedrie Wannenburg, former Ulster & South Africa flanker (41), killed in a car accident

Wannenburg playing for the Springboks
Between 2002 and 2007, Wannenburg was 20 times a South African player.

Former South Africa flanker and Ulster player Pedrie Wannenburg, 41, has been killed in a Texas car accident.

Wannenburg played 20 games for the Springboks from 2002 to 2007 and then spent two years at Ulster between 2010 and 2012.

Local media reports that the driver of the vehicle leading police to chase him crashed into Wannenburg at a junction.

Wannenburg's child was taken to the hospital for treatment.

He also had his wife and child in the car, but they were not seriously injured.

Wannenburg won three Super Rugby championships with the Bulls. He was also the first player in Pretoria to make 100 appearances for their team.

He helped Ulster to the 2012 Heineken Cup Final before moving to Castres, France later that same year.

He was also a player for Oyonnax France, before moving to the United States in 2016.

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