Derek Williams

Derek Williams

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 28/11/1924 (93)
Place Of Birth Cardiff

Charles Derek (CD) Williams was born in Cardiff in 1924 and played 248 games for Cardiff between 1945 and 1959 scoring 43 tries. Although a fine back row forward CD only won two international making his debut against France in Colombes 1955 then against the same opposition in Cardiff the following year. CD had won a ‘Blue’ at Oxford and in 1958 played for the Barbarians at Leicester. He was a member of the Rugby Committee 1974 - 75 served for some time as the President of Cardiff Athletic Club. 

As well as playing rugby at a high level CD was a fine athlete and the London Olympic games in 1948 had carried the Olympic torch into Wembley Stadium.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1949/1950 7 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 3  
  1950/1951 24 16 4 4 3 0 0 0 9  
  1951/1952 36 27 1 8 9 0 0 0 27  
  1952/1953 36 28 3 5 8 0 0 0 24  
  1953/1954 41 34 3 4 9 0 0 0 27  
  1954/1955 26 21 2 3 5 0 0 0 15  
  1955/1956 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1957/1958 36 25 6 5 5 0 0 0 15  
  1958/1959 39 17 7 15 3 0 0 0 9  
  Total 248 172 28 48 43 0 0 0 129  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/12/1945 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  29/12/1945 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/02/1950 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  11/03/1950 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  18/03/1950 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  10/04/1950 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  17/04/1950 Penzance & Newlyn FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  18/04/1950 Falmouth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 5  
  29/04/1950 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/09/1950 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  02/10/1950 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  07/10/1950 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  25/11/1950 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  27/12/1950 Watsonians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 0  
  13/01/1951 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  20/01/1951 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 11  
  27/01/1951 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  03/02/1951 Sale Sharks FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  10/02/1951 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  17/02/1951 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  24/02/1951 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  03/03/1951 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/03/1951 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  24/03/1951 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  26/03/1951 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  27/03/1951 Northampton Saints FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  31/03/1951 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  02/04/1951 Falmouth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 0  
  03/04/1951 Penzance & Newlyn FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  14/04/1951 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 12  
  18/04/1951 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  21/04/1951 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  23/04/1951 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1951 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  05/09/1951 Cardiff & District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 0  
  08/09/1951 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  12/09/1951 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  15/09/1951 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  22/09/1951 British and Irish Lions FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 14  
  26/09/1951 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  29/09/1951 Pontypool FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  06/10/1951 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  10/10/1951 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  13/10/1951 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  20/10/1951 South Africa FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  27/10/1951 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 13  
  22/12/1951 Bristol Bears FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  26/12/1951 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  27/12/1951 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  29/12/1951 Coventry FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  05/01/1952 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  12/01/1952 Newport FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  19/01/1952 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  26/01/1952 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  02/02/1952 Sale Sharks FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 11 - 0  
  16/02/1952 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  23/02/1952 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  01/03/1952 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  08/03/1952 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  15/03/1952 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  24/03/1952 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  29/03/1952 Leicester Tigers FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 8  
  05/04/1952 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  12/04/1952 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  15/04/1952 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/04/1952 Plymouth Albion FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 5  
  21/04/1952 Penzance & Newlyn CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  26/04/1952 Pontypool FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 11  
  28/04/1952 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1952 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 3  
  13/09/1952 Plymouth Albion FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 47 - 0  
  17/09/1952 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  29/09/1952 Nantes / Cognac FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 36 - 11  
  04/10/1952 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  07/10/1952 Young Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 17  
  11/10/1952 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  18/10/1952 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  25/10/1952 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  03/11/1952 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  08/11/1952 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  15/11/1952 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  22/11/1952 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  20/12/1952 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/12/1952 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  27/12/1952 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 3  
  03/01/1953 Moseley FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 6  
  10/01/1953 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  17/01/1953 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  24/01/1953 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 0  
  31/01/1953 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  07/02/1953 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 8  
  14/02/1953 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  21/02/1953 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  28/02/1953 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 14  
  07/03/1953 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  14/03/1953 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  21/03/1953 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  04/04/1953 Barbarians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 0  
  06/04/1953 Harlequins FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 0  
  07/04/1953 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  11/04/1953 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  18/04/1953 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  22/04/1953 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  25/04/1953 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  29/04/1953 Bridgend Ravens FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1953 Cardiff & District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  05/09/1953 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  12/09/1953 Birkenhead Park FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  14/09/1953 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  19/09/1953 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  26/09/1953 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  30/09/1953 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  03/10/1953 Newport FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 15 - 6  
  05/10/1953 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  10/10/1953 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  24/10/1953 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  07/11/1953 Oxford University FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 0  
  14/11/1953 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  21/11/1953 New Zealand FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  12/12/1953 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/12/1953 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  28/12/1953 Watsonians FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 5 - 13  
  02/01/1954 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  09/01/1954 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  16/01/1954 Bath Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 0  
  23/01/1954 Sale Sharks FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 3  
  13/02/1954 London Welsh FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 11  
  27/02/1954 Gloucester Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 5  
  06/03/1954 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  13/03/1954 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/03/1954 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 9  
  20/03/1954 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  24/03/1954 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 13  
  27/03/1954 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  31/03/1954 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  03/04/1954 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  07/04/1954 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  10/04/1954 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  17/04/1954 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  19/04/1954 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  20/04/1954 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  24/04/1954 Plymouth Albion FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  26/04/1954 Penzance & Newlyn FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  27/04/1954 St Ives FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  29/04/1954 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  01/05/1954 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1954 Cardiff & District FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 47 - 3  
  04/09/1954 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  08/09/1954 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1954 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  15/09/1954 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  18/09/1954 Coventry FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 8  
  06/10/1954 Aberavon FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 32 - 11  
  09/10/1954 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  16/10/1954 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  23/10/1954 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  30/10/1954 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  28/12/1954 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  01/01/1955 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  08/01/1955 Bristol Bears FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 38 - 3  
  29/01/1955 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  05/02/1955 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  12/02/1955 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  19/02/1955 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  05/03/1955 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  12/03/1955 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/04/1955 Halifax FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  09/04/1955 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  11/04/1955 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  12/04/1955 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  16/04/1955 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  19/04/1955 St Ives FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/09/1955 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  25/09/1957 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  28/09/1957 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  03/10/1957 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  05/10/1957 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  09/10/1957 Penarth N8 2 0 0 0 6 W 25 - 3  
  12/10/1957 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/10/1957 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/10/1957 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  02/11/1957 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  09/11/1957 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  16/11/1957 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  23/11/1957 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  30/11/1957 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  01/12/1957 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/12/1957 Australia FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  26/12/1957 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  27/12/1957 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  04/01/1958 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  11/01/1958 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  18/01/1958 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  08/02/1958 Aberavon FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 9  
  15/02/1958 Cheltenham FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 0  
  01/03/1958 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/03/1958 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  15/03/1958 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  19/03/1958 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  22/03/1958 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  27/03/1958 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  31/03/1958 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  05/04/1958 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  07/04/1958 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  08/04/1958 Northampton Saints FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  12/04/1958 Penzance & Newlyn FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  15/04/1958 St Ives FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  19/04/1958 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  23/04/1958 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1958 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  11/09/1958 Group Captains Walker's XV FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 17  
  13/09/1958 Halifax FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  18/09/1958 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  20/09/1958 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  24/09/1958 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  27/09/1958 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 15  
  01/10/1958 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  04/10/1958 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  11/10/1958 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  15/10/1958 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  18/10/1958 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 22  
  22/10/1958 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  25/10/1958 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  01/11/1958 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 11  
  08/11/1958 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  15/11/1958 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  22/11/1958 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  29/11/1958 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/12/1958 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  27/12/1958 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 10  
  24/01/1959 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  31/01/1959 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  07/02/1959 RAF FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  14/02/1959 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  21/02/1959 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 19  
  28/02/1959 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  07/03/1959 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  21/03/1959 Coventry FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 28 - 9  
  28/03/1959 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 21  
  30/03/1959 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  04/04/1959 Penzance & Newlyn FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  07/04/1959 St Ives FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/04/1959 Gloucester Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  15/04/1959 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/04/1959 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  22/04/1959 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  27/04/1959 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  29/04/1959 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Cardiff - Neath - Penarth -
Education: - Oxford University - Canton High School -
Region: - Berkshire - Southern Counties -
Invitational: - Barbarians - Crawshays -
Honours: - Wales -

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