South Africa legend Chester Williams has died at age 49 of a heart attack.
Williams was one of the players from the Springboks squad that magnificently won the Rugby World Cup in 1995 on home soil.
He also scored 14 tries in 27 Tests throughout an global career that spanned seven years.
Williams remained involved in rugby after his retirement, which had been used as head coach for the University of Western Cape following training stints at Super Rugby and the South Africa Sevens.
His death comes less than two months following 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 day South Africa defeat Japan 41-7 in their final World Cup warm-up game before this season’s tournament.

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