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 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