JJ Williams

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JJ Williams
Player information
Full name John James Williams
birthday April 1, 1948
place of birth Nantyffyllon , Vale of Glamorgan , Wales
date of death October 29, 2020
society Career ended
position Outer three quarters
Clubs as active
Years society Games (points)
Bridgend RFC
Llanelli RFC
National team
Years National team Games (points)
1974, 1977
British and Irish Lions
30 (48)
7 (20)

John James "JJ" Williams (born April 1, 1948 in Nantyffyllon , Vale of Glamorgan , † October 29, 2020 ) was a Welsh rugby union player who was used on the position of the outer three-quarter . He was active for the Welsh national team and the British and Irish Lions .

Williams took part in the 1970 Commonwealth Games in the sprint. He then decided, however, to be active as a rugby player. First he played for the Bridgend RFC , then moved to Llanelli . In 1973 he made his national team debut against France . He was first part of the Lions a year later when the tour brought the selection to South Africa . In the run-up to the test series against the Springboks , he put six attempts against the Southern Districts, setting the record for attempts made in one game. In the three tests he was also one of the most successful players with four attempts. The Lions won three of the four games, South Africa could achieve a draw.

Williams dominated the world rugby with the Welsh national team in the 1970s. In 1975, 1976, 1978 and 1979 Wales won the Five Nations , including two Grand Slams . In 1977 he was used again for the Lions and played in three friendly matches. He injured himself in the third test and was unable to participate in the final game. In 1979 he ended his career. He then worked as a commentator and expert.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Tributes pour in for JJ Williams. Announcement from the Welsh Rugby Union , October 29, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2020.