Former South Africa Rugby Player, James Small dies at 50

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Former South Africa World Cup-winning winger James Small died on Wednesday at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack.

James Small, a key member of the Springboks side who lifted the 1995 Rugby World Cup, scored 20 tries in 47 tests between 1992 and 1997. he was praised for his performance in the World Cup final at Ellis Park.

Small is the third member of the world champion team to pass away after loose-forward Ruben Kruger succumbed to brain cancer in 2010 and scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen died after a long battle with motor neurone disease two years ago.

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