Sharks chief executive and former Bok No 8 Gary Teichmann says he will cherish his memories with James Small following the wing’s passing.
Small, a member of the 1995 World Cup-winning squad, died suddenly from a heart attack on Wednesday. The 50-year-old was rushed to hospital in Johannesburg on Tuesday night after suffering a suspected heart attack.
Teichmann was fortunate to have played alongside Small and joined those mourning his death.
‘James was a great team man and friend,’ Teichmann said. ‘I will always cherish the memories we shared both on and off the field.
‘Our sincere condolences are extended to his children and the entire Small family on their sad loss.’
Small is the fourth member of the Springbok squad from 1995 to pass away, after Kitch Christie (coach), Ruben Kruger (flank) and Joost van der Westhuizen (scrumhalf).
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