Chester Williams

Former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar says that his 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning team-mate Chester Williams – who died after a heart attack on Friday last week – was “fit” and “looked after himself”. 

Pienaar was speaking at Wiliams’ memorial service at the University of the Western Cape’s Bellville Campus on Wednesday 11th September 2019. Pienaar was at Heathrow Airport on his way back from London when he heard the news. Pienaar said that South African rugby had lost a legend.  Williams’ funeral, which has been declared an official provincial funeral by President Cyril Ramaphosa, will take place at Newlands on Saturday, September 14 from 12:00. In addition, on Thursday, September 12, there will be a tribute evening at the Boland Cricket Ground in Paarl starting at 18:00.