World Cup-winning Springbok Chester Williams dies aged 49

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JOHANNESBURG: Chester Williams, the left winger in South Africa's side that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, died on Friday aged 49, a relative told AFP.

It is believed Williams suffered a heart attack in Cape Town, where he lived and worked as a rugby coach at the University of the Western Cape.Williams was the only black player in the World Cup-winning side that defeated rivals New Zealand 15-12 after extra time at Ellis Park stadium.

Williams died less than two months after the death of James Small, the other winger in the 1995 side. "Chester was a true pioneer in South African rugby and his performances at the World Cup in 1995 will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of our rugby public. "He was passionate about rugby and South Africa and as coach, at various levels, selflessly gave back to the game after he hung up his boots.

 

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