James Small, one of the heroes of the 1995 World Cup, has passed away at just 50 and tributes are flooding in.
R.I.P legend 💔 pic.twitter.com/iMNd2qho9h
— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) July 11, 2019
Yesterday was consumed by the devastating news of #JamesSmall passing. A true legend of life itself and of our beautiful game. Passionate & fiercely competitive, a brother who touched all our lives in the most inspirational way! RIP James! pic.twitter.com/9cfzHEyJ1z
— Joel Stransky (@stranners) July 11, 2019
RIP James, I never had a dull conversation with this legend. He oozed passion and demonstrated conviction in everything he did. Privileged to have had him as a hero growing up and then a friend.
— John Smit (@JohnSmit123) July 10, 2019
We are saddened to learn that @Springboks great and 1995 @rugbyworldcup winner James Small has passed away. A fierce competitor on the field and great friend off it, James will be missed by the entire global rugby community.
Rest In Peace, legend.
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 10, 2019
RIP James and thanks for the memories. pic.twitter.com/8fzbsbaAxU
— DHL STORMERS (@THESTORMERS) July 10, 2019
The @CellC Sharks join the rest of the South African rugby fraternity in mourning the sudden loss of Springboks stalwart, James Small.
Our sincere condolences are extended to his children and the entire Small family on their sad loss.
Rest in peace James. pic.twitter.com/VH7eOR6wgG
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) July 10, 2019
— Prof Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) July 10, 2019
I’m shocked and v saddened to hear about James Small. Not the easiest oke to ref on the field but one of the kindest off it. Amazing self belief and always keen to challenge, its probably what made him special. A hero, a great Bok, a friend.. RIP Bro. You made the most of life!
— Jonathan Kaplan (@RefJK) July 10, 2019
Just heard the sad news about the ex @Springboks winger James Small who passed away today😞 really sad! Rip big man!
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) July 10, 2019
RIP James Small. Thoughts and love to family and friends. How truly tragic … Wonderfully unique man not shy to have his say
— Front Row Grunt (@FrontRowGrunt) July 10, 2019
Former Springbok wing James Small has passed away at the age of 50. Small played 47 Tests for the Springboks and was part of the team that won the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil. Condolences to his family, friends and the rugby fraternity at large. He will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/NE0VE6xDFj
— Xerox Golden Lions (@LionsRugbyCo) July 10, 2019
James Small. Maverick. Champion. Fighter. Legend. The game that’s played in heaven just got a helluva wing man. Rest in peace, big guy.
— Clinton van der Berg (@ClintonV) July 10, 2019
— Frankie Horne (@HorneFrankie) July 10, 2019
Bushbuck. Just way too soon bud. So few got you …. the world would be a better place if everyone had your heart and compassion. It was and always will be a privilege to be your friend. Will keep your memory alive buddy. RIP 😢💔 pic.twitter.com/aDwEKGtsC4
— JustPlainDarren (@JustPlainTwit) July 10, 2019
God speed Bushy, devastating day in our lives😞We lost a friend, a brother🙏
— Kobus Wiese (@4KobusWiese) July 10, 2019
BREAKING: It is with great sadness to learn that World Cup ’95 winner, James Small, has passed away. He was a try-scoring machine, overtaking Danie Gerber’s record for most Test tries for South Africa in his last Test appearance in 1997. We salute you! https://t.co/797tzYXfR8
— Springbok Supporters (@SABoksupporter) July 10, 2019
47 Test capped Springbok James Small has passed away aged 50years. After succumbing to a heart attack. May his soul Rest in peace. 🙏🙏😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/iaOuc5bRVb
— ThandoManana (@TandoManana) July 10, 2019
Very sad to hear the news of former Springbok James Small – the man who , among other achievements,marked Jonah Lomu during South Africa’s victorious and iconic 1995 Rugby World Cup Final. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family, friends and @Springboks
— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) July 10, 2019
Forever in our hearts.🏉🇿🇦
— MyPlayers (@MyPlayersRugby) July 10, 2019
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) July 10, 2019
We’re deeply saddened to learn of James’ passing.
— British & Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) July 10, 2019
Rest in peace 🙏 pic.twitter.com/5kcfWtZQ9X
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) July 10, 2019
R.I.P LEGEND.WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU AS ONE OF THE BEST. pic.twitter.com/9zjuvzVK3i
— Bakkies Botha (@BakkiesBotha4) July 10, 2019