'You are my hero': Chester Williams' daughter pays tribute

Late Springboks wing, Chester Williams was laid to rest on Saturday. His funeral was held today at Newlands rugby stadium in Cape Town. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Chloe Williams, the daughter of Springboks legend has paid a heartfelt tribute to her father.

The late Springboks wing was laid to rest on Saturday.

His funeral was held on Saturday at Newlands Rugby Stadium in Cape Town.

Former teammates, dignitaries, family and friends all remembered one of South Africa's most popular players.

WATCH: Chester Williams laid to rest

Rugby legend Mornè du Plessis and Williams' daughter spoke of the impact he had on so many people.

“My dad has given me the strength and courage to stand here. Where do I even begin? I can't describe to anyone how much you mean to me. What an incredible dad you were and still are. You are my hero, my rock and you're a legend to so many people and your legacy will live for eternity,” said

“I could wish a lot of things but one thine I wish I could do is give you a kiss and tell you I love you one last time.”

Williams died last Friday from a heart attack.

He was 49.