Chester Williams

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Chester Williams
Chester Williams.jpg
Birth name Chester Mornay Williams
Date of birth (1970-08-08)8 August 1970
Place of birth Paarl, Westen Cape
South Africa
Date of death 6 September 2019 (aged 49)
Place of death Cape Town, Western Cape
South Africa
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
Spouse Maria Robson (until 2019; his death)
Children Chloe Williams, Matthew Williams
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991–1998
1999
Western Province
Golden Lions
63 -
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2000 Cats - -
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–2000 South Africa 27 (70)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
1993–1998 South Africa
Teams coached
Years Team
2001–2003
2004–2005
2006–2007
2007–2012
2012–2013
South Africa 7's
Cats
Uganda
Tunisia
RCM Timişoara

Chester Williams (8 August 1970 – 6 September 2019) was a South African rugby union rugby player who played for the Springboks, Western Province and the Golden Lions. He was a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning Springboks squad.

Chester's Lager

Chester Williams launched his own beer, Chester's Lager and Chester's IPA on Wednesday 28 August 2019, 9 days before his death. Chester's Lager and Chester's IPA were the only South African beers sold at the 2019 Rugby World Cup held in Japan.

Social Media

  1. Twitter, @chestermw11, 07 September 2019
  2. Facebook, @ChesterVerve, 07 September 2019

Death

Chester Williams died on Friday 6 September 2019 of a suspected heart attack. He was the fourth member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning Springboks squad to die. The other being Ruben Kruger, Joost van der Westhuizen, and James Small, the last having died two months earlier.

References

  1. SA Ruby Mag, Chester: His iconic fact file, 07 September 2019
  2. Sky Sports, Chester Williams: South Africa Rugby World Cup winner dies aged 49, 07 September 2019
  3. Ruby 365, Tributes pour in for Bok Legend Chester Williams, 07 September 2019
  4. The Irish Times, South African World Cup hero Chester Williams dies, 07 September 2019
  5. Times LIVE, 'Rugby and beer – I'll keep you posted': Chester Williams's last messages to SA, 07 September 2019
  6. Sport24, PICTURES | Chester Williams launches his own beer, 07 September 2019
  7. Sport24, Tributes continue to roll in for Springbok 'icon' Chester Williams, 07 September 2019
  8. SuperSport, Springbok legend Chester Williams dies, 07 September 2019
  9. EWN, Rugby legend Chester Williams has died, 07 September 2019
  10. eNCA, Tributes pour in for Chester Williams, 07 September 2019
  11. Sport24, 'Horrible news': Chester Williams mourned from Japan, 07 September 2019
  12. SA Ruby Mag, Chester helped us to dream, 07 September 2019
  13. BBC Chester Williams: South Africa World Cup winner dies aged 49, 07 September 2019
  14. eNCA, Boks mourn loss of Chester Williams, 07 September 2019
  15. IOL, Chester Williams' death leaves rugby fans in shock, 07 September 2019
  16. Business LIVE, Tributes pour in after the death of Springbok legend Chester Williams, 07 September 2019
  17. Times LIVE, Chester Williams’s 1995 heroics ‘forever etched in the public mind’, 07 September 2019
  18. The Citizen, Chester Williams, Springbok and World Cup ’95 legend, has died , 07 September 2019

Pictures

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Chester Williams World Cup.jpg
Chester-Williams Up in the Air.jpg
Chester-Williams South-Africa.jpg

See Also