Cape Town - A memorial service for former Springbok wing Chester Williams will take place at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town on Wednesday, September 11.  

The service will take place at 13:00 in the main hall at the campus with a formal funeral service to be held on Saturday, September 14

Details for that service will be released in due course. 

Williams passed away last Friday as a result of a suspected heart attack.

He was 49.

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Williams is the fourth member of 1995 Springbok Rugby World Cup-winning team to have died.

Loose forward Ruben Kruger (39) died from brain cancer in 2010, scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen (45) from motor neurone disease in 2017 and wing James Small (50) from a heart attack earlier this year.

In addition, coach Kitch Christie (58) died in 1998.

Williams represented both Western Province and the Golden Lions provincially and played for the Cats in the Super Rugby competition.

He played 27 Tests for the Boks between 1993 and 2000, scoring 14 tries in that time and was named the SA Rugby Player of the Year in 1994.

Since retiring he was active on the coaching circuit including stints with the Springbok Sevens team, Super Rugby's Cats and the Pumas.

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