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Chester Williams: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About The Springbok legend

4. Legacy

Williams is survived by his wife, Maria. The couple was married in May 2002. They had three children together, Williams’ step-son, who was seven during the 1995 World Cup, Ryan, as well as twins, Chloe and Matthew.

5. Game changer

He was the first non-white player to be included in the Springboks squad since Errol Tobias and his uncle Avril Williams in the early 1980s.

6. Olympics

Williams was selected to carry the Olympic torch on behalf of South Africa on two occasions, the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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