Springboks set to pay tribute to Chester Williams with special jersey

Springboks set to pay tribute to Chester Williams with special jersey

- Late World Cup-winner Chester Williams will be honoured by the Springboks on Saturday as they'll be wearing a special jersey with his image embedded on it

- Williams passed away two weeks ago at the age of 49

- The former Springbok winger made a name for himself at the 1995 World Cup and coach Rassie Erasmus thinks the gesture makes for a fitting tribute

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The Springboks are set for a mammoth challenge against the All Blacks on Saturday in their opening match of the Rugby World Cup.

To make the day even more special, the team will also pay tribute to the late Chester Williams by wearing a special jersey with his image embedded on it.

Williams' image will show in the playing number of the players' jerseys, but a group of lucky rugby fans also received the unique jersey as confirmed by SA Rugby Mag.

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The former World Cup-winner made a name for himself at the 1995 tournament after his four try blitz against Samoa.

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus previously played with Williams and feels the tribute at the World Cup could be an extra special one.

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Erasmus said, "He never bragged about his role or expected anything for it but he would have enjoyed being part of a Springbok vs All Blacks Test match once more, I think."

Briefly.co.za recalls that Williams won the SA Rugby Player of the Year award in 1994 and was part of the Springbok team that won the 1998 Tri-Nations.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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