Player

Tom Williams - Forward

Tom Williams
Place Of BirthLlwynypia
ClubsCardiff, Llwynypia, Pontypridd
HonoursWales
Thomas Williams born in 1860 in Llwynypia and played 53 games for Cardiff then went on to join Pontypridd.
Whilst at Pontypridd, he gained his one and only Welsh cap when he was chosen to play against Ireland in 1882. After retiring from the game, he became heavily involved in the Welsh Rugby Union and became a national selector in 1901. In 1891 he was one of the founders of Llwynpia RFC, and was Secretary of the Rhondda, Ferndale and Aberdare league and a Life president of WRU and a qualified referee.
It is reported that Williams was also responsible for leading the singing of the Welsh National anthem before the match against New Zealand in 1905. Many felt that the performing of the Haka by the tourists immediately before the game gave them an unfair advantage and so the players (quickly joined by the crowd) sang ‘Hen wlad fy nhadau’ in response The first time a National anthem had been played at a sporting event.
Tom Williams died in Llywnypia in 1913 at the age of 53.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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