South Africa legend Chester Williams has died at the age of 49 of a heart attack that was supposed.
Williams was among the very underrated players at the Springboks squad which magnificently won the Rugby World Cup in 1995 on home soil.
He scored 14 tries in 27 Tests through an global career that spanned seven decades, ending in 2000.
Williams remained engaged following his retirement in rugby, which had been employed as head coach at the University of Western Cape following coaching stints at Super Rugby and with the South Africa Sevens.
His death comes less than two months after the death of his and fellow World Cup winner James Small, who also died of a heart attack, aged 50.
News of Williams’ death came on the afternoon South Africa beat Japan 41-7 in their World Cup warm-up game earlier this year’s tournament.

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