Maria Williams Biography
Maria Williams known as Maria Robson is the wife of late Chester Williams aka Chester Mornay Williams and he was a former South African rugby union rugby player and the World Cup-winning South African rugby winger who died on September 6 at the age of 49.
We are saddened to hear about the passing of @Springboks great Chester Williams. Chester was an iconic figure in world rugby, a fierce rival of the All Blacks on the field and a friend off it. You will be missed. Rest in love, Chester. pic.twitter.com/I1OTHvKiRI
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) September 6, 2019
Maria Williams was already married to her first Husband (name not available) but she decided to separate and took divorce from him.
Maria Robson was married to her Husband Chester Williams on May 2002. Only a few friends and family members were invited to the ceremony. This couple first met in 1994 and during that time Maria was working as a Manager for a company that provides energy drinks to the Springbok side.
We would like to extend our condolences to the loss of former Springbok legend Chester Williams. He was 49. South Africa has lost another great giant. May his soul rest in peace. #RIPChester pic.twitter.com/JDUkphFL9p
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) September 6, 2019
Maria Williams Children
Maria and Chester share three children, Ryan, Matthew, and Chloe, SA Rugby said.
Chester Williams Death, Chester Williams Cause of Death
The World Cup-winning South Africa wing Chester Williams has died from a heart attack at the age of 49, South Africa Rugby has announced. Williams was the only black player in the Springboks squad as they claimed the world title in 1995. He scored four tries against Western Samoa in the quarter-finals before tasting glory in the final win over New Zealand.
Moreover, his death comes after just two months after a fellow member of the 1995 South African team James Small passed away from a heart attack. Williams was part of Springbok 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning squad and played 27 Tests between 1993 and 2000, scoring 14 tries in that time.
— eNCA (@eNCA) September 6, 2019
Chester Williams Career
Williams was part of the Springboks 1995 Rugby World Cup-winning squad.
He played 27 Tests for the Boks between 1993 and 2000, scoring 14 tries in that time.
Williams was named the SA Rugby Player of the Year in 1994. Apart from lifting the Webb Ellis Cup in 1995, Williams was also a member of the Springbok squad that won the Rugby Championship (then Tri-Nations) in 1998, and he won the Currie Cup with the Golden Lions in 1999.
He served as head coach of the University of the Western Cape in Varsity Rugby. Under his leadership, UWC won the 2017 Varsity Shield competition and Williams was one of the few South Africans invited to carry the Olympic torch in 2004 on its way to Athens.
At the time of his death, Williams was working as a rugby coach for the University of Western Cape. He had previously been a coach at the Lions in South Africa’s Super League and of the South African Sevens team.
RIP Chester Williams. Very shocking and sad news for South Africa. Thank you for your amazing contribution to building unity in our nation and the sport of rugby. Your place in history is assured. ?????????#ChesterWilliams pic.twitter.com/rORaJAbhzB
— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) September 6, 2019