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Rhys Williams
Rhys Williams
DOB23rd Feb 1980
BirthplaceBridgend, Wales
Height1.78 m (5' 10")
Weight90 kg (14 st 3 lb)
PositionUniversal Back
Test HonoursWales (44 caps)
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Rhys Williams made his debut for Cardiff RFC in 1999 and stayed within the set-up after the inception of regionalism and the creation of the Cardiff Blues region in 2003. He has been an ever-present figure in the Cardiff and subsequent Blues line up since his debut, and was Captain in the 2005–2006 season.

Williams has forty-four Wales caps, scoring a try in his most recent test against Canada in 2005. He lost his national squad place in the 2005–2006 season and was out of contention for the 2006 Invesco Perpetual Series after tearing the muscle off his thigh bone in a Blues' comeback game from a hip injury in October 2006.

Williams returned from this injury late in the 2006–2007 season; he made a superb man-of-the-match comeback in the Magners League clash with Edinburgh in April 2007, scoring a first-half hat-trick in the 48-0 victory.

Williams was part of the Commonwealth Games Sevens squad that played in Melbourne in March 2006, and defeated South Africa 29-28 to secure the Plate title.

Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
12/11/2004
Romania
1





5

26/11/2004
Japan
2





10

26/02/2005
France








13/03/2005
Scotland
2





10

04/06/2005
United States
1





5

11/06/2005
Canada
1





5

Total Played 6 7
0
0
0
0
0
35
0
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2004-2005 - Friendly
Wales
4
5





25
2004-2005 - Six Nations
Wales
1 +1
2





10
2004-2005 Total

5 +1
7





35
2003-2004 - Friendly
Wales
2







2003-2004 - Rugby World Cup
Wales
1 +1







2003-2004 - Six Nations
Wales
5
4





20
2003-2004 Total

8 +1
4





20
2002-2003 - Friendly
Wales
6
1





5
2002-2003 - Six Nations
Wales
5
1





5
2002-2003 Total

11
2





10
2001-2002 - Friendly
Wales
3 +3
2





10
2001-2002 - Six Nations
Wales
1 +3
2





10
2001-2002 Total

4 +6
4





20
2000-2001 - Friendly
Wales
3
1





5
2000-2001 - Six Nations
Wales
3 +1







2000-2001 Total

6 +1
1





5
1999-2000 - Six Nations
Wales
1







1999-2000 Total

1







Total - Friendly

18 +3
9





45
Total - Six Nations

16 +5
9





45
Total - Rugby World Cup

1 +1







Total

35 +9
18
0
0
0
0
0
90
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