New partnerships forged after South African visit Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 Everyone at the Euan MacDonald Centre thoroughly enjoyed our visit from South African rugby star Joost van der Westhuizen last week. Joost, who has MND, visited with representatives of his J9 Foundation. He toured the labs, chatted with Euan MacDonald and his family, and met members of the University’s rugby club at a press conference. In the evening, there was a highly successful fundraising quiz, Joost a Sports Quiz, at Murrayfield Stadium. The visit will foster partnerships on MND research between Scotland and South Africa. The event was widely covered in the national and international press and online media, for instance the BBC News, STV News, US Medical News Net.