Cape Town - The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) are saddened by the sudden loss of rugby legend and former Springbok player, James Small who passed away as a result of a suspected heart attack.
In a statement released to the media on Wednesday afternoon, SASCOC said that Small will be remembered for being part of the Springbok team at the 1995 Rugby World Cup won by South Africa.
Small played 47 Tests for the Springboks between 1992 and 1997 and scored 20 tries.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of a great sportsman who contributed immensely to rugby in South Africa. We are in no doubt that the legacy he leaves behind will be carried forward in similar fashion and that the country’s youth are able to use his legacy as inspiration. May James’ soul rest in peace and our thoughts are with his family during these extremely sad times," said SASCOC president, Gideon Sam.