South Africa rugby legend Chester Williams has died at age 49 of a heart attack that was suspected.
Williams was among the players in the Springboks squad which magnificently won the Rugby World Cup on home soil.
He scored 14 tries in 27 Tests through an global career that spanned seven decades, ending in 2000.
Williams remained engaged in rugby after his retirement, and was used as head coach.
His death comes less than two months after aged 50.
News of Williams’ death came on the afternoon South Africa conquer Japan 41-7 in their final World Cup warm-up match earlier the tournament of this year.