Player

Derek (CD) Williams - Back Row

Derek (CD) Williams
Date Of Birth28/11/1924
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationCanton High School, Oxford University
ClubsCardiff, Neath, London Welsh, Penarth
RegionsSouthern Counties, Berkshire
HonoursWales
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
Charles Derek (CD) Williams was born in Cardiff in 1924 and played 248 games for Cardiff between 1945 and 1959 scoring 43 tries. Although a fine back row forward CD only won two international making his debut against France in Colombes 1955 then against the same opposition in Cardiff the following year. CD had won a ‘Blue’ at Oxford and in 1958 played for the Barbarians at Leicester. He was a member of the Rugby Committee 1974 - 75 served for some time as the President of Cardiff Athletic Club. 
As well as playing rugby at a high level CD was a fine athlete and the London Olympic games in 1948 had carried the Olympic torch into Wembley Stadium.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1945-1946 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1949-1950 7 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 3
1950-1951 24 16 4 4 3 0 0 0 9
1951-1952 36 27 1 8 9 0 0 0 27
1952-1953 36 28 3 5 8 0 0 0 24
1953-1954 41 34 3 4 9 0 0 0 27
1954-1955 26 21 2 3 5 0 0 0 15
1955-1956 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1957-1958 36 25 6 5 5 0 0 0 15
1958-1959 39 17 7 15 3 0 0 0 9
TOTAL 248 172 28 48 43 0 0 0 129
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3