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James Small
James Small

James Small Wiki, Bio, Age, Death, Height, Net Worth

James Small Wiki

James Small was a former South African rugby union footballer. He played on the wing for the Springboks. His international debut was against the All Blacks in 1992 and he made his final appearance against Scotland in 1997.

James Small Bio

James Small was born 10 February 1969 in Cape Town, South Africa. the rugby footballer has died on 10 July 2019 at the age of 50

James Small

Quick Biography
Birth Date 10 February 1969
Birth Place Cape Town, South Africa
Age 50
Died 10 February 1969
Height 1.85m
Weight 89 kg
Education Greenside High School
Profession rugby footballer
Net Worth Update soon

Small was born in Cape Town and attended Risidale Primary School and Greenside High School in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Rugby Career

After the fall of apartheid, when the Springboks were being taught the lyrics to the new South African national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika, Small was particularly enthusiastic about learning the lyrics.

He stated that the reason for this was because in his early days of playing rugby, he too was discriminated against, by Afrikaner players for being of British descent rather than Dutch like they were.

When the Springboks visited Robben Island on a tour, Small was very moved by what he saw and visibly wept, recalling later that Thinking about Mandela’s cell and how he spent twenty-seven years in prison and came out with love and friendship.

All that washed over me, that huge realization, and the tears just rolled down my face.

Small’s career was marred by his verbal abuse of others on the rugby field, gaining notoriety as being the bad boy of the Springbok team.

He became the first Springbok to ever be sent off, as a result of dissent towards referee Ed Morison Small was also alleged by his teammate Chester Williams to have uttered racist abuse towards him in his authorized biography, though as an opponent in provincial rugby, not as a Springbok teammate.

Death and Net Worth

James Small has died on 10 July 2019 at the age of 50

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