Derek Williams

Derek Williams

Position: Back Row

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

C D Williams born Cardiff 1924 was a grand back row forward, a fine athlete in fact in 1948 carried the Olympic torch into Wembley Stadium.

He played 248 games for Cardiff between 1945 /46 and 1958 /59 scoring 43 tries. He gained two Welsh caps playing for Wales, making his debut against France in Colombes 1955 his final international was in Cardiff against France in 1956.

He represented the Barbarians against Leicester in 1958/59. Gained a Varsity "Blue" at Oxford. A member of Rugby Committee from 1974/75 and is now President of Cardiff Athletic Club 

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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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 -
Honours: - Wales -

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