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 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 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3