Chester Williams
South Africa
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Full name Chester Mornay Williams
Born August 8, 1970, Paarl
Died September 6, 2019, Panorama (aged 49 years 29 days)
Major teams South Africa
Position Wing
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 180 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1993-2000 27 20 7 70 14 0 0 0 20 6 1 75.92
IRB Rugby World Cup 1995-1995 3 3 0 20 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 1998-2000 4 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut Argentina v South Africa at Buenos Aires, Nov 13, 1993 match details
Last Test Wales v South Africa at Millennium Stadium, Nov 26, 2000 match details
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Williams rose to fame during South Africa's march to the 1995 Rugby World Cup title. A representative of Western Province at Currie Cup level, he made his Test debut against Argentina in 1993, scoring a try. An injury prior to the start of the tournament ruled him out of the World Cup but a suspension to winger Pieter Hendricks, for his part in a brawl against Canada, allowed Williams a reprieve after he had recovered. He returned to the side with four tries against Samoa in the quarter-finals and maintained his place through to their victory in the final against the All Blacks. Later in his career Williams was critical of the quota system employed in South African rugby and also spoke out against racism in the national squad in his book Chester. Following his retirement from playing Williams took up coaching with the Cats and South Africa Sevens with mixed success.

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Aug 21, 2014
South Africa's Chester Williams and John Smit pose next to the World Cup
South Africa's Chester Williams and John Smit pose next to the World Cup
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Jun 3, 1995
Chester Williams in action for the Springboks
Chester Williams in action for the Springboks
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