Darren Maule shares tribute to fallen James Small

Darren Maule shares tribute to fallen James Small

The sudden passing of Springbok legend James Small has left the country in shock. At the age of 50, Small was suspected of having a heart attack.

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Listen to the tribute here: 

The rugby world was left heartbroken when the announcement was made.

According to SA Rugby, Small was rushed to hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday night after suffering from a suspected heart attack.

James will forever be remembered for being a victorious member of the Springbok side at the Rugby World Cup in 1995. He was responsible for blocking the biggest monster in rugby, Jonah Lomu, and played 47 Tests for the Springboks between 1992 and 1997, scoring 20 tries.

He is the third member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup team to have died. Loose forward Ruben Kruger died from brain cancer in 2010 and scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen from motor neuron disease in 2017.

Also, read: Darren Maule shares a heartfelt message to the family of Sadia Sukhraj

Take a listen to the podcast to hear Darren's touching tribute to Small.

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