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We say goodbye to Chester


Chester Williams will not just be remembered for what he did for the sport of rugby and the 1995 World Cup but for the person he was and that smile.

Williams died on 6 September 2019 which shocked the rugby family not just in South Africa but also the world.

He played wing for the Springboks from 1993 to 2000. No one will forget his four tries he scored against Samoa when he got back in the 1995 World Cup squad.

Williams was selected in the initial squad, but had to withdraw due to injury. He was later called back into the squad

Chester also pursued coaching which includes the Springbok Sevens and University of the Western Cape.

In 2001 Williams was selected as the coach of the South African sevens team that won bronze at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and ended runners up in the World Sevens Series. He remained sevens coach until 2003.

Chester also coached the Cats in 2004 and 2005, Uganda in 2006, Pumas in 2006 and 2007, Tunisia from 2007 to 2012 and RCM Timisoara for 2012 and 2013.

Over the weekend friend, family, players and fans had the chance to say goodbye for the last time.

Belinda Engelbrecht form Speedshots.co.za captured some of the moments

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