Pretorius: The rare illness that forced my retirement

By International Rugby Players

Episode 10 of The Players Podcast speaks to a South African that ended up playing for Wales before having to retire from a rare and cruel illness called Isaac’s Syndrome.

Andries Pretorius has since gone on to run the Welsh Rugby Player’s Association but his story starts working as an electrician in the mines in rural South Africa, before playing for Cardiff Blues, Worcester and getting capped for Wales at international level.

A fascinating story that shows resilience and bravery and the struggle of dealing with a rare disease along with getting the Welsh Rugby Players Association off the ground. Listen below and check out for more of the work Andries does.

Episode 10 of The Players Podcast speaks to Welsh Players Association boss Andries Pretorius

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