Salute to a Bok great: Chester Williams captured the 'hearts and minds of a nation'

Sunday Times rugby writer Liam del Carme pays tribute to Chester Williams, whose untimely death of a heart attack this week robbed SA of another member of the victorious World Cup-winning side

08 September 2019 - 00:06 By Liam del Carme

The smiling Springbok had grown concerned in recent times. Chester Williams’ mortality had started to weigh on the shoulders of a man who had carried the hopes and dreams of his nation.

He was approaching his 50th birthday next year with increasing unease, that he too may be predisposed to a heart condition that has devastated his family...

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