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Barbarian Men

John James Williams

Wing

10

Matches

68

Points

Country

Wales

Club

Llanelli

Playing Record

Games
05 Jun 1976
Ellerslie Park
Alberta
4
56
Barbarians
17 Jun 1976
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
Barbarians
76
0
Atlantis
24 Jan 1976
National Stadium
Barbarians
19
7
Australia XV
02 Jun 1976
Thunderbird Stadium
Barbarians
34
15
British Columbia
12 Jun 1976
Stanley Park
Barbarians
29
4
Canada
29 May 1976
Boston (Massachusetts)
Barbarians
40
12
New England
15 Jun 1976
Montreal
Barbarians
75
3
Quebec
27 Dec 1973
Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
7
16
Barbarians
04 Oct 1976
The Greenyards
Melrose
17
47
Barbarians
16 Apr 1976
Recreation Ground
Penarth
36
30
Barbarians
Statistics
10 Games Played
8 Wins
2 Losses
68 Points
17 Tries

John James Williams

John James Williams, commonly referred to as 'JJ', was born in Nantyffyllon, near Maesteg, on 1 April 1948 and educated at Maesteg Grammar School and Cardiff College of Education where he qualified as a teacher. He later set up his own industrial cleaning business and was also a broadcaster for BBC Wales. After playing at fly-half for Welsh Secondary Schools and wing for Maesteg and Bridgend, he moved to Llanelli and was a member of the famous side that beat the All Blacks in October 1972. At the end of the same season he scored three tries when Llanelli beat Cardiff in the Welsh Cup Final. Between 1973 and 1979 he gained 30 caps for Wales on the wing; his 12 international tries included a hat-trick against Australia in 1975. A Commonwealth Games sprinter in 1970, and Welsh 100 metres champion a year later, he put his pace and footballing ability to maximum use for both the British Isles and the Barbarians. On successive Lions' tours to South Africa in 1974 and New Zealand in three years later he totalled 22 tries in 26 appearances, including five in seven tests. His 17 tries in 10 games for the Barbarians featured five against Atlantic Provinces in Halifax on the 1976 tour of Canada.

Player Records, Fixtures & Results

men Senior / 22 Jun 2024
Barbarians
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