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John Lewis Williams was a worthy successor to Tom Pearson among the next generation of great club wings.
His career was even more distinguished. 17 tries in 17 games for Wales,150 tries in 199 games for Cardiff, a British Isles test player and against New Zealand, and a member of the Cardiff side that beat the Springboks in 1907 and the Wallabies the following year. Needless to add, he scored tries in both those club victories.
He scored 15 tries in 12 games for Cardiff against the Barbarians between 1904 and 1910 when the teams met twice a season.
John born in Whitchurch, Cardiff and educated at Cowbridge Grammar School scored a hat trick of tries on his club debut in 1903.
He was made captain in 1909/10
John Lewis Williams died at Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme on 12th July 1916, he was 34 years old.
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