Chester Williams

  • chester williams
    chester williams 2018.jpg
    chester williams in 2018
    birth namechester mornay williams
    date of birth(1970-08-08)8 august 1970
    place of birthpaarl, south africa
    date of death6 september 2019(2019-09-06) (aged 49)
    place of deathsouth africa
    weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
    notable relative(s)avril williams (uncle)
    rugby union career
    position(s) wing
    provincial / state sides
    years team apps (points)
    1991–1998
    1999
    western province
    golden lions
    63 -
    super rugby
    years team apps (points)
    1999–2000 cats - -
    national team(s)
    years team apps (points)
    1993–2000 south africa 27 (70)
    national sevens team(s)
    years team comps
    1993–1998 south africa
    teams coached
    years team
    2001–2003
    2004–2005
    2006
    2007-2006
    2007–2012
    2012–2013
    south africa 7's
    cats
    uganda
    mpumalanga pumas
    tunisia
    rcm timişoara

    chester mornay williams (8 august 1970 – 6 september 2019)[1] was a south african rugby union player. he played as a winger for the south africa national rugby union team (springboks) from 1993 to 2000, most notably for the team that won the 1995 rugby world cup, which was hosted in south africa. he was the only non-white player on the team. during the tournament he scored four tries for south africa in its quarter-final match and also appeared in the semi-final and final. domestically he played rugby for the western province in the currie cup.

    after retiring, williams pursued a career in coaching, including a spell with the south africa national rugby sevens team, the uganda national rugby union team, and the university of the western cape. he was portrayed by mcneil hendricks in the 2009 clint eastwood film invictus, a biographical sports drama film about the events in south africa before and during the 1995 rugby world cup, and he also helped to coach matt damon and other actors for the rugby scenes used in the film. williams died from a suspected heart attack on 6 september 2019 at the age of 49.

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Chester Williams
Chester Williams 2018.jpg
Chester Williams in 2018
Birth nameChester Mornay Williams
Date of birth(1970-08-08)8 August 1970
Place of birthPaarl, South Africa
Date of death6 September 2019(2019-09-06) (aged 49)
Place of deathSouth Africa
Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
Notable relative(s)Avril Williams (uncle)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991–1998
1999
Western Province
Golden Lions
63 -
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999–2000 Cats - -
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–2000 South Africa 27 (70)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
1993–1998 South Africa
Teams coached
Years Team
2001–2003
2004–2005
2006
2007-2006
2007–2012
2012–2013
South Africa 7's
Cats
Uganda
Mpumalanga Pumas
Tunisia
RCM Timişoara

Chester Mornay Williams (8 August 1970 – 6 September 2019)[1] was a South African rugby union player. He played as a winger for the South Africa national rugby union team (Springboks) from 1993 to 2000, most notably for the team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup, which was hosted in South Africa. He was the only non-white player on the team. During the tournament he scored four tries for South Africa in its quarter-final match and also appeared in the semi-final and final. Domestically he played rugby for the Western Province in the Currie Cup.

After retiring, Williams pursued a career in coaching, including a spell with the South Africa national rugby sevens team, the Uganda national rugby union team, and the University of the Western Cape. He was portrayed by McNeil Hendricks in the 2009 Clint Eastwood film Invictus, a biographical sports drama film about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and he also helped to coach Matt Damon and other actors for the rugby scenes used in the film. Williams died from a suspected heart attack on 6 September 2019 at the age of 49.

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