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Erasmus leads mourning of Boks 'legend' Chester Williams

Tributes pour in for South African 1995 World Cup winner Chester Williams, who died from suspected heart attack at the age of 49 on Friday.

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Springboks legend Chester Williams dies aged 49

South Africa's 1995 Rugby World Cup legend, Chester Williams has died of heart attack.

England complete World Cup preparation with Italy thrashing

A mix and match England team overcame a patchy start to run in four second-half tries and finish their World Cup preparations with a healthy 37-0 victory over Italy at Newcastle United's St James' Park ground on Friday.

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England prop Vunipola and winger Nowell to miss World Cup openers

England prop Mako Vunipola and winger Jack Nowell will miss the first two matches of Rugby World Cup in Japan, head coach Eddie Jones has said.

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