Brynmor Williams

Brynmor Williams
Full name David Brynmor Williams
Date of birth (1951-10-29) 29 October 1951
Place of birth Cardigan, Wales
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
School Cardigan Grammar School
University Cardiff College of Education
Notable relative(s) Gwynfor Williams, Lloyd Williams, Tom Williams
Rugby league career
Position Scrum-half/Halfback
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1982-? Cardiff Blue Dragons
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1982 Wales 1 3
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Cardiff RFC
Newport RFC
Swansea RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
British Lions

David Brynmor Williams (born 29 October 1951 in Cardigan)[1] is a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for British Lions, and Wales, at invitational level for Barbarian F.C., and at club level for Cardiff RFC, Newport RFC, and Swansea RFC, as a Scrum-half, i.e. number 9, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Cardiff City (Bridgend) Blue Dragons, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7.[2]

Williams' rugby union international, and club appearances were limited by the presence of first Gareth Edwards, and then Terry Holmes in the same teams. He was capped three times for Wales (RU), and three times for the British Lions (RU).

In 1977 he toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions when he had yet to be capped by Wales. He made his international début in the first test of the series against the All Blacks at Athletic Park, Wellington, in June 1977 and went on to play in the first three tests before being replaced due to injury during the third match.

He made his Wales début against Australia at Ballymore, Brisbane in June 1978 and scored a try on his début. His only two other appearances for Wales came in the 1981 Five Nations championship.

Williams played club rugby for Cardiff RFC, Swansea RFC and Newport RFC.[3]

His sons Lloyd Williams and Tom Williams are both professional rugby union players.

Williams is Welsh-speaking and is sometimes called upon as a pundit in the Welsh-language media.[4]

International honours

Brynmor Williams won a cap for Wales (RL) while at Cardiff City Blue Dragons 1982 1-cap 1-try 3-points.[5]


Before the start of the 1984/85 season, Cardiff City Blue Dragons relocated from Ninian Park in Cardiff, to Coychurch Road Ground in Bridgend, and were renamed Bridgend Blue Dragons.


  1. Brynmor Williams player profile
  2. Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
  3. Newport RFC player profile Archived 17 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. S4C: Chwe Gwlad 2009 (Welsh) Archived 25 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 23 September 2015
  5. "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
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