James Small: A Rugby World Cup star who blazed brightly

14 July 2019 - 00:00
By Sue de Groot

James Small’s premature death from a heart attack at the age of 50 has closed the book on a complex and charismatic character — the rugby star who stopped All Blacks giant Jonah Lomu in his tracks in 1995, the one-time brawler, model, socialite and glamour boy, who latterly lived his life far from the limelight.

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