Player Archive - R H Williams

R H Williams player photo.
  • Country: Wales Wales
  • Points Scored: 0
Rhys Haydn Williams was born in Cwmllynfell on 14 July 1930 and educated at Ystalyfera Grammar School and University College, Cardiff. He later became an education officer in the RAF, worked for the Steel Company of Wales, and finished his professional career in educational administration. One of the most distinguished Barbarians, 'RH' Williams played 22 games for the Club between 1954 and 1959, a record for a Welshman. He was a leading member of the two pioneering tours to Canada in 1957 and South Africa a year later. On the latter he captained the Barbarians to a famous victory over Northern Transvaal. He also led the side in the 100th anniversary match against Blackheath at the White City Stadium in 1959. In later years he served on the Barbarian committee from 1975 to 1984 and was also a Welsh selector and vice-president of the WRU. A member of the Llanelli club, whom he captained in 1957-58, he also played a short while for Bristol. He gained 23 caps for Wales, the first in 1954 and the last as captain against England in 1960. By then he had established himself as a world-class lock on two British Isles tours to South Africa in 1955 and Australasia in 1959 when his total of 39 games included all ten test matches. RH Williams died on 27 January 1993, aged 62.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
04 March 1959 Blackheath 0 Full Squad Match Images
26 December 1958 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
28 May 1958 East African XV 0 Full Squad Match Images
24 May 1958 Combined Transvaal 0 Full Squad Match Images
21 May 1958 Northern Transvaal 0 Full Squad Match Images
18 May 1958 Western Province 0 Full Squad Match Images
10 May 1958 Transvaal 0 Full Squad Match Images
07 April 1958 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
05 April 1958 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
14 May 1957 Quebec 0 Full Squad Match Images
11 May 1957 British Columbia 0 Full Squad Match Images
08 May 1957 British Columbia 0 Full Squad Match Images
04 May 1957 British Columbia 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 April 1957 Ontario 0 Full Squad Match Images
23 April 1957 Newport 0 Full Squad Match Images
20 April 1957 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1956 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
02 April 1956 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
31 March 1956 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1955 Leicester Tigers 0 Full Squad Match Images
19 April 1954 Swansea 0 Full Squad Match Images
17 April 1954 Cardiff 0 Full Squad Match Images