In Memoriam – Lood Muller

The KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union and The Sharks are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic passing of former Natal and Springbok prop, Lood Muller, who died in a car accident this week.

Muller was an outstanding prop and a proud Natalian, who represented Pietermaritzburg Police Rugby Club, Natal Schools and Natal U/20, before going on to represent his province and country.

In 1992, he was part of the first Springbok team since readmission to play against New Zealand and Australia.

In paying tribute to Muller, former Natal and Springbok coach Ian MacIntosh, said: “Lood was an extremely modest person and a tremendously strong tighthead. He always punched way above his weight and together with his good friend Rudi Visagie lining up behind him in the scrum, they were a force to be reckoned with. Just before the 1990 Currie Cup Final he sadly got injured and missed out on playing that match as a result. He will be remembered as a gentlemen of the game.”

On behalf of the KZN rugby fraternity, we extend our sincere condolences and support to his wife Paulene and his three children.