Former Springbok wing James Small, a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning squad, has died suddenly from a heart attack on Wednesday.
The 50-year-old Small was rushed to hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday night after suffering from a suspected heart attack.
Mr Mark Alexander, President of SA Rugby, passed on his condolences to Small’s family and friends.
“James, as a member of the triumphant Rugby World Cup squad from 1995, will always have a special place in the hearts and minds of the South African public and we were devastated to hear of his passing,” said Mr Alexander.
“He always played with the type of passion and courage that encapsulate what Springbok rugby stands for, and he lived his life in the same way.