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SASCOC Grieves death of James Small

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) deeply mourns the sad and sudden loss of rugby legend and former Springbok player, James Small who died on Wednesday afternoon in Johannesburg.

Fifty-year-old Small is well remembered for being part of the Springbok team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup which was hosted and won by South Africa.

James’ prowess in rugby was proven by scoring 20 tries in the 47 Tests he played for Springbok in a period of five years in the 90s.

Says SASCOC President Mr Gideon Sam: “We are deeply saddened by the death of a great sportsman who contributed immensely to rugby in South Africa. We are in no doubt that the legacy he leaves behind will be carried forward in similar fashion and that the country’s youth are able to use his legacy as inspiration.”

“May James’ soul rest in peace and our thoughts are with his family during these extremely sad times,” added Mr Sam.


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