Cape Town - The memorial and funeral service arrangements for former Springbok wing Chester Williams have been finalised.

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Williams passed away last Friday after suffering a suspected heart attack.

He was 49.

On Wednesday, September 11 at 13:00 a memorial service will be held in the main hall at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) at their Bellville campus.

Williams has strong ties to UWC and at the time of his death was the university's rugby coach. Under his leadership, UWC won the 2017 Varsity Shield competition.

On Saturday, September 14 at 12:00, Williams' funeral service will be held at Newlands rugby stadium where Williams first made a name for himself on the rugby stage.

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Williams made his debut for Western Province in 1991, making 63 appearances before heading to the Golden Lions after the 1998 season.

In 1999 Williams helped the Lions lift the Currie Cup title and also played for the Cats in Super Rugby.

Williams made his Springbok debut at the age of 23 against Argentina in November 1993 in Buenos Aires.

Williams was part of the Springbok squad which won the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, during which he famously scored four tries against Western Samoa in the quarter-finals at Ellis Park.

Williams' international career, which was hampered by knee injuries in 1996 and 1997 in particular, ended with victory against Wales in November 2000 in Cardiff.

In total Williams played 27 Tests for the Springboks, scoring 14 tries and a total of 70 points.

In addition to Wednesday and Saturday's services, on Thursday, September 12, there will be a tribute evening at the Boland Cricket Ground in Paarl starting at 18:00. Williams was born and grew up in Paarl.

In a notice on social media, the family noted: "Everybody is welcome to all occasions".

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