James Small, part of South Africa’s 1995 World Cup winning squad, has died aged 50 | Rugby Union News

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World Cup-winning South Africa wing James Small has died from a suspected coronary heart assault aged 50.

Small, who was a part of the Springboks’ victorious World Cup squad in 1995 and performed 47 Exams for his nation, was rushed to hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday evening and died on Wednesday.

“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,” stated South Africa rugby president Mark Alexander.

“He all the time performed with the kind of ardour and braveness that encapsulate what Springbok rugby stands for, and he lived his life in the identical approach.

“At 50 years outdated, James Small died too younger. Our ideas and condolences are along with his household and associates throughout this very unhappy time.”

Small made his worldwide debut in opposition to New Zealand in Johannesburg in 1992, scoring 20 Check tries for the Springboks, together with one in his remaining Check in 1997 in opposition to Scotland. He


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