IN PICTURES: James Small's best moments

The 1995 Rugby World Cup, won by the Springboks. Celebrating are Joel Stransky, James Small, Balie Swart, Andre Joubert, Chris Rossouw and Hannes Strydom.

File: The 1995 Rugby World Cup, won by the Springboks. Celebrating are Joel Stransky, James Small, Balie Swart, Andre Joubert, Chris Rossouw and Hannes Strydom.

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JOHANNESBURG - Former Springbok wing James Small died from a heart attack on Wednesday.

Small made his debut for the Springboks against New Zealand in Johannesburg in 1992 and played in 47 Tests until 1997.

He scored 20 Test tries, with the last of those in his final match in the Green and Gold, against Scotland – a try which, at that stage, broke Danie Gerber's Test record.

File: South Africa's Springboks James Small evades a tackle while he clutches the ball during the Tri-Nations test in Pretoria 23 August. Australia suffered a 61-22 defeat.

File: South Africa's Springboks James Small evades a tackle while he clutches the ball during the Tri-Nations test in Pretoria 23 August. Australia suffered a 61-22 defeat.

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In total, Small donned the Green and Gold 60 times, scoring 27 tries.

He played Tests against New Zealand, Australia, Western Samoa, Fiji, France, Italy, Romania, England, Scotland, Argentina and the British & Irish Lions.

Western Stormer's James Small carries the ball into a tackle by the Wellington Hurricane's defence in the opening match of the Super 12 series in Newlands, Cape Town, 27 February. The New Zealanders beat the South Africans, 45-31.

Western Stormer's James Small carries the ball into a tackle by the Wellington Hurricane's defence in the opening match of the Super 12 series in Newlands, Cape Town, 27 February. The New Zealanders beat the South Africans, 45-31.

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In his provincial career, Small played for the Golden Lions (then Transvaal), Sharks (then Natal) and Western Province, appearing in Currie Cup finals for all three sides and lifting the coveted golden cup in the colours of the Sharks and WP, but never with the Golden Lions.

 

File: James Small and Pieter Hendricks watches the re-play during the 20th Anniversary of Springboks Rugby World Cup victory at Emirates Airline Park on June 24, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

File: Former Springbok wing James Small died last week from a heart attack.

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File: James Small greets Joost van der Westhuizen during an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the epic 1995 Rugby World Cup on June 24, 2015 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.

File: James Small greets Joost van der Westhuizen during an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the epic 1995 Rugby World Cup on June 24, 2015 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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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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