Player

Derek (CD) Williams - Back Row

Cardiff
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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
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6