Former Springbok wing James Small dies

Former Springbok wing James Small dies

1995 Rugby World Cup winner James Small has passed away at the age of 50.

James Small

According to Netwerk24, the former Springbok wing died after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.

Small played provisional rugby for the Lions, Sharks and Western Province. His Springbok career saw him play 47 Tests from 1992 and 1997. He scored 20 Test tries and was a member of the World Cup winning team in 1995.

He is survived by his 14-year-old daughter Ruby.

Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, passed on his condolences to Small’s family and friends.

“James, as a member of the triumphant Rugby World Cup squad from 1995, will always have a special place in the hearts and minds of the South African public and we were devastated to hear of his passing,” said Mr Alexander.

“He always played with the type of passion and courage that encapsulate what Springbok rugby stands for, and he lived his life in the same way.

 “At 50 years old, James Small died too young. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends during this very sad time.”

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