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Post by LondonTiger on Fri 06 Sep 2019, 6:46 pm

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/06/chester-williams-south-africas-1995-rugby-world-cup-hero-dies-aged-49


Another member of the 95 RWC winning team dies!

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Post by maestegmafia on Fri 06 Sep 2019, 6:51 pm

That’s such sad news, Chester was as big a star of the 95 RWC as any other. Terribly sad to see such an icon of the modern game pass away so suddenly.

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Post by RDW on Fri 06 Sep 2019, 7:29 pm

Really sad - I remember seeing him live at Murrayfield and was awestruck. Such an iconic player in the 95 world cup.

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Post by BigGee on Fri 06 Sep 2019, 8:20 pm

Chester Williams at 49 - beyond sad, he was an icon on that world cup.

What a toll some of those involved in that campaign have paid for their efforts

RIP Chester

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Post by Pie on Sat 07 Sep 2019, 3:45 am

4/15 gone....ok so did the NZ secret service put strontium 4 in their weetabix.

RIP Chester and Brus.

God awful shame

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Post by Taylorman on Sat 07 Sep 2019, 4:53 am

Pie wrote:4/15 gone....ok so did the NZ secret service put strontium 4 in their weetabix.

RIP Chester and Brus.

God awful shame

DH. No need for that. We have lost a player from that year as well. Any player passing on from that year this soon is a tragedy.

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Post by Shifty on Sat 07 Sep 2019, 7:20 pm

Joost, James Small, and now Chester. Makes you wonder if this is all just a coincedance?

There was always rumours about what South African players might of been taking in the years of isolation which ended in 1992. One of my uncles said setroid use was rife in their rugby when he lived out there in the early 90's, and their rugby was all but a professional sport, long before rugby went professional in 1995.

It's a sad loss though, Chester Williams seemed a very good bloke who simply wanted to be a good example of what the black community could achieve in South African rugby, and lets be blunt, he did on his own merits. No quotas, no politics, just a damn fine winger who over came the odds with hard work and a lot of talent.
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Post by hugehandoff on Sat 07 Sep 2019, 7:22 pm

very very sad....only 49. Such a ground breaking iconic player. RIP.

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Post by The Oracle on Sat 07 Sep 2019, 7:32 pm

Shifty wrote:Joost, James Small, and now Chester.  Makes you wonder if this is all just a coincedance?

There was always rumours about what South African players might of been taking in the years of isolation which ended in 1992.  One of my uncles said setroid use was rife in their rugby when he lived out there in the early 90's, and their rugby was all but a professional sport, long before rugby went professional in 1995.  

It's a sad loss though, Chester Williams seemed a very good bloke who simply wanted to be a good example of what the black community could achieve in South African rugby, and lets be blunt, he did on his own merits.  No quotas, no politics, just a damn fine winger who over came the odds with hard work and a lot of talent.

Yes this is really sad. RIP Chester.


In answer to the post above - it is more than that I’m afraid - it’s Chester Williams, James Small, Joost, Ruben Kruger, one of the coaches Kitch Christie, Jonah Lomu played in that game too. And I read that, bizarrely, the pilot who flew a passenger plane low over the stadium before the final also died of a heart attack a few years back, although he was a bit older (67). I’m not one for conspiracies, but.......
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Post by Old Man on Sat 07 Sep 2019, 8:09 pm

Shifty wrote:Joost, James Small, and now Chester.  Makes you wonder if this is all just a coincedance?

There was always rumours about what South African players might of been taking in the years of isolation which ended in 1992.  One of my uncles said setroid use was rife in their rugby when he lived out there in the early 90's, and their rugby was all but a professional sport, long before rugby went professional in 1995.  

It's a sad loss though, Chester Williams seemed a very good bloke who simply wanted to be a good example of what the black community could achieve in South African rugby, and lets be blunt, he did on his own merits.  No quotas, no politics, just a damn fine winger who over came the odds with hard work and a lot of talent.

Yeah, those are all just rumours.

The causes of death vary, which can’t be contributed to a specific “substance”

Kitch Christie - Leukemia
Ruben Kruger - Brain cancer
Joost - Motor neuron disease
Chester - Heart attack
James Small - ischaemic heart disease'.
Jonah Lomu - Heart attack, but his kidneys was a life long disease.

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Post by rodders on Mon 09 Sep 2019, 9:25 am

RIP - I remember watching the 1995 RWC final like it was yesterday.

It's incredible that 3 out of the 4 starting wingers are no longer with us.
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Post by LondonTiger on Mon 09 Sep 2019, 9:30 am

rodders wrote:
It's incredible that 3 out of the 4 starting wingers are no longer with us.

Here's hoping we do not hear any bad news about Goldie in the near future.

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Post by Pie on Mon 09 Sep 2019, 6:02 pm

Taylorman wrote:
Pie wrote:4/15 gone....ok so did the NZ secret service put strontium 4 in their weetabix.

RIP Chester and Brus.

God awful shame

DH. No need for that. We have lost a player from that year as well. Any player passing on from that year this soon is a tragedy.

Should have known we'd find some way to make it about NZ Rolling Eyes

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Post by Taylorman on Wed 11 Sep 2019, 12:18 pm

Pie wrote:
Taylorman wrote:
Pie wrote:4/15 gone....ok so did the NZ secret service put strontium 4 in their weetabix.

RIP Chester and Brus.

God awful shame

DH. No need for that. We have lost a player from that year as well. Any player passing on from that year this soon is a tragedy.

Should have known we'd find some way to make it about NZ Rolling Eyes

You started by blaming NZ for their deaths pie.
How old are you. 11?

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Post by BigGee on Wed 11 Sep 2019, 12:24 pm

Guys, this is not the thread for bickering

Please keep your posts respectful

Thank you

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