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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3