JOHANNESBURG – Springbok stars, both past and present, teammates, and members of the public have begun arriving for the funeral of World Cup winning Springbok rugby player James Small at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Former Springbok teammates Rudolf Straeuli, Gary Teichmann and Andre Pretorius were all in attendance, as was current Bok captain Siya Kolisi.
Small died in Johannesburg from a heart attack at the age of 50 on July 10.
A prolific wing during his playing career, Small played 47 Tests for the Springboks from 1992 and 1997.
He scored a then-record 20 Test tries.