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Jonnie Williams - Wing

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Jonnie Williams
Date Of Birth03/01/1882
Place Of BirthWhitchurch
EducationCowbridge Grammar School
ClubsCardiff, Newport, Pontnewydd, London Welsh, Harlequins
RegionsGlamorgan
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
John Lewis (Johnnie) Williams was a worthy successor to Tom Pearson among the next generation of great club wings. Born in Whitchurch, and educated at Cowbridge Grammar School he scored a hat trick of tries on his club debut in 1903 and in 199 games for Cardiff he scored 150 tries. In his international career he scored 17 tries in 17 games for Wales he was a British Isles test player and a member of the Cardiff side that beat the Springboks in 1907 and the Wallabies the following year. Needless to add, he scored tries in both those club victories. In 12 games for Cardiff against the Barbarians between 1904 and 1910 (when the teams met twice a season) he scored 15 tries. In 1909 – 10 he was club captain.
John Lewis Williams died at Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme on 12th July 1916, he was 34 years old.
Further details on Johnnie Williams can be found in Gwyn Prescott’s book “Call Them to Remembrance”.
PLAYER FOR P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
Wales 17 15 0 2 17 0 0 0 51
British and Irish Lions 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 15 0 4 17 0 0 0 51
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19