Martyn Williams

Martyn Williams

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 01/09/1975 (43)
Place Of Birth Pontypridd
Height 185cm / 6' 1"
Weight 100kg / 15st 10lbs
Martyn Elwyn Williams played rugby for Pontypridd, with whom he won the 1996 - 97 Welsh league and moved to Cardiff in 1999 playing 83 games and then playing a further 143 with the Cardiff Blues. In 2002 he was made club captain, a position that he retained through the first three seasons of regional rugby. After gaining international caps at every junior level he won his first Wales cap in 1996 against the Barbarians, and reaching the milestone of 100 international appearances against the same opponents sixteen years. Known to everyone as 'Nugget' he was selected for the British and Irish Lions tours in 2001, 2005 and 2009. His retirement came at the end of the 2011 - 12 season and was awarded the MBE for services to rugby, he also has Honorary Fellowship of Cardiff University which was awarded in 2012.
Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1999/2000 21 16 1 4 4 0 0 0 20  
  2000/2001 25 18 0 7 2 0 0 0 10  
  2001/2002 15 8 1 6 1 0 0 0 5  
  2002/2003 22 11 0 11 5 0 0 0 25  
  Total 83 53 2 28 12 0 0 0 60  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/11/1999 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 25  
  19/11/1999 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 32 - 32  
  27/11/1999 ASM Clermont Auvergne FL 1 0 0 0 5 L 13 - 46  
  11/12/1999 Benetton Rugby Treviso FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 16  
  18/12/1999 Benetton Rugby Treviso FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 16  
  23/12/1999 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 10  
  26/12/1999 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 10  
  08/01/2000 ASM Clermont Auvergne FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 5  
  16/01/2000 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 26  
  12/02/2000 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  26/02/2000 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 22  
  11/03/2000 Caerphilly FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 71 - 15  
  25/03/2000 Dunvant FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 116 - 0  
  08/04/2000 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 51 - 32  
  15/04/2000 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 22  
  21/04/2000 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 21  
  29/04/2000 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 48 - 34  
  02/05/2000 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 27  
  06/05/2000 Dunvant FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 23  
  10/05/2000 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 31  
  13/05/2000 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 40 - 41  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/08/2000 Leicester Tigers Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 17  
  26/08/2000 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 30  
  02/09/2000 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 80 - 16  
  16/09/2000 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 16  
  23/09/2000 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 33  
  06/10/2000 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 32  
  14/10/2000 Stade Toulousain FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 17  
  21/10/2000 Saracens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 23  
  27/10/2000 Saracens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 14  
  04/11/2000 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 29  
  02/12/2000 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 9  
  23/12/2000 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  26/12/2000 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 16  
  30/12/2000 Bedwas FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 10  
  12/01/2001 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  20/01/2001 Stade Toulousain FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 27 - 38  
  27/01/2001 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 21  
  10/02/2001 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  24/02/2001 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 65 - 16  
  07/03/2001 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 12  
  10/03/2001 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 11  
  24/03/2001 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 28  
  31/03/2001 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  21/04/2001 Caerphilly FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 50 - 19  
  28/04/2001 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/12/2001 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 0 0 0 D 25 - 25  
  26/12/2001 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 20  
  29/12/2001 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 22  
  05/01/2002 ASM Clermont Auvergne FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 20  
  12/01/2002 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 26  
  19/01/2002 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  09/03/2002 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 26 - 16  
  16/03/2002 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 18  
  29/03/2002 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 14  
  13/04/2002 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 31  
  19/04/2002 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 32  
  30/04/2002 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 19  
  04/05/2002 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 24  
  07/05/2002 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 27  
  10/05/2002 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 28  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  17/08/2002 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  24/08/2002 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 10  
  31/08/2002 Glasgow Warriors FL 1 0 0 0 5 L 35 - 44  
  06/09/2002 Connacht FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 23  
  13/09/2002 Border Reivers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 15  
  21/09/2002 Leinster FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 30 - 17  
  28/09/2002 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 25  
  05/10/2002 Bridgend Ravens FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 37 - 12  
  12/10/2002 Biarritz Olympique PB FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 26  
  18/10/2002 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 25  
  26/10/2002 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  30/11/2002 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 22  
  07/12/2002 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 25  
  21/12/2002 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  26/12/2002 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 34 - 6  
  04/01/2003 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 32  
  11/01/2003 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 33  
  24/01/2003 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 19  
  04/02/2003 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 39  
  05/04/2003 Pontypridd FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 20 - 18  
  19/04/2003 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 44  
  25/04/2003 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 17  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 100 44 3 53 14 0 0 1 73  
  British and Irish Lions 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  

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