Former Springbok prop and Transvaal captain Ockie Oosthuizen has died after battling colon cancer for the past couple of months.

He was 64.

Oosthuizen played nine test matches for the Springboks between 1981 and 1984.

Oosthuizen also represented Western Transvaal and Northern Transvaal at provincial level.

He lived in Stellenbosch and owned a wine farm.