Chester Williams - Celebrity Sports Star, MC and Motivational
Speaker - Cape Town
Chester is perhaps the most popular of all the
Springboks, winning fans on the field with his high
work rate and off the field through his work in
He has become an inspiration to rugby players in the
under-privileged areas of South Africa. Quiet and
modest by nature, Williams is an ideal role model.
Due to injury Williams missed the opening rounds of
the 1995 World Cup, only joining the team at the
quarterfinal stage. He immediately justified his
call up by scoring four tries against Western Samoa.
He went on to play a vital role in both the
semifinal and final.
Two career-threatening knee injuries in 1996 and
1997 meant he only played a handful of games over
the subsequent two seasons, but a move to the Lions
in 1999 rekindled the flair of earlier years.
Williams was one of the unsung heroes of the Cats
2000 Vodacom Super 12 campaign. His influence and
experience proved invaluable to those around him,
while he also scored his fair share of tries.