Springbok legend Chester Williams passes away at 49

Springbok legend Chester Williams passes away at 49

World Cup-winning South African rugby winger Chester Williams has passed away at the age of 49 today (Friday) after suffering from what is reported as a heart attack.


Williams is best remembered for his role in the Springbok’s iconic 1995 Rugby World Cup win over New Zealand in South Africa.



Originally from Paarl in the Western Cape, the legend's role in South Africa's 1995 World Cup win was credited in the 2009 Clint Eastwood movie, “Invictus.”

At the time of his death, he was working as a rugby coach for the University of Western Cape.

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