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October 18, 2019
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Legendary South Africa Rugby World Cup Winner Chester Williams Dies At 49

The only black player in the Springboks squad, Chester Williams has died from a heart attack at the age of 49. 

Williams retired in 2001 but still he remained involved in rugby, and had been employed as head coach for the University of Western Cape. 

The entire Rugby world is in shock because of William’s sudden death. Mark Alexander, SA Rugby president, revealed his shock after he got to know about Williams’ death in Cape Town. 

Speaking on Williams’ death, Alexander said, “The news of Chester’s passing is devastating and hard to believe, as he was still young and seemingly in good health.” 

Further he said, “Chester was a true pioneer in South African rugby and his performances at the World Cup in 1995, as a snapshot of his Springbok career, will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of our rugby public. As a member of the Springbok class of 1995, Chester was not only well-known in the rugby fraternity, but he was a much-loved South African whose influence stretched wider than just the rugby world.”

Further he said, “Chester was a true pioneer in South African rugby and his performances at the World Cup in 1995, as a snapshot of his Springbok career, will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of our rugby public. As a member of the Springbok class of 1995, Chester was not only well-known in the rugby fraternity, but he was a much-loved South African whose influence stretched wider than just the rugby world.”

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