James Small Passes Away

James Small Passes Away

World Cup-winning Springbok wing James Small has passed away at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday.

Small's mother, Vaughn Small, confirmed the news of her son's death to Netwerk24. According to the report, Small was in Cape Town on his way to Johannesburg.

Small made 47 Test appearances for the Springboks between 1992 and 1997, scoring 20 tries. He played for the Lions, Sharks and Western Province at provincial level.

He started for the Boks in their historic 1995 World Cup triumph over New Zealand where he was praised for containing opposite number Jonah Lomu.

After Ruben Kruger died from brain cancer in 2010 and Joost van der Westhuizen from motor neurone disease in 2017, Small becomes the third member of that World Cup-winning team to have passed away.

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