Brynmor Williams

David Brynmor Williams (born 29 October 1951 in Cardigan)[1] is a Welsh dual-code international rugby union, and professional rugby league footballer. He played representative level rugby union (RU) for British Lions and Wales, at invitational level for Barbarian F.C., and at club level for Cardiff RFC, Newport RFC and Swansea RFC, as a Scrum-half, i.e. number 9, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Cardiff City (Bridgend) Blue Dragons, as a scrum-half, i.e. number 7.[2]

Brynmor Williams
Birth nameDavid Brynmor Williams
Date of birth (1951-10-29) 29 October 1951 (age 68)
Place of birthCardigan, Wales
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight79 kg (12 st 6 lb)
SchoolCardigan Grammar School
UniversityCardiff College of Education
Notable relative(s)Gwynfor Williams, Lloyd Williams, Tom Williams
Rugby league career
Position(s) Scrum-half/Halfback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1982-? Cardiff Blue Dragons ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1982 Wales 1 (3)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Cardiff RFC ()
1977–79 Newport RFC ()
Swansea RFC ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1977 British Lions 3 (0)
1978–81 Wales 3 (4)
Barbarian F.C.

Williams' rugby union international, and club appearances were limited by the presence of first Gareth Edwards, and then Terry Holmes in the same teams. He was capped three times for Wales (RU), and three times for the British Lions (RU).

In 1977 he toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions when he had yet to be capped by Wales. He made his international début in the first test of the series against the All Blacks at Athletic Park, Wellington, in June 1977 and went on to play in the first three tests before being replaced due to injury during the third match.

He made his Wales début against Australia at Ballymore, Brisbane in June 1978 and scored a try on his début. His only two other appearances for Wales came in the 1981 Five Nations championship.

Williams played club rugby for Cardiff RFC, Swansea RFC and Newport RFC.[3]

His sons Lloyd Williams and Tom Williams are both professional rugby union players.

Williams is Welsh-speaking and is sometimes called upon as a pundit in the Welsh-language media.[4] In 2016 Williams took up the voluntary role as Chair of Fields in Trust Cymru, a charity dedicated to protecting outdoor space for play, sport and recreation.[5]

International honoursEdit

Brynmor Williams won a cap for Wales (RL) while at Cardiff City Blue Dragons 1982 1-cap 1-try 3-points.[6]


Before the start of the 1984/85 season, Cardiff City Blue Dragons relocated from Ninian Park in Cardiff, to Coychurch Road Ground in Bridgend, and were renamed Bridgend Blue Dragons.


  1. ^ Brynmor Williams player profile
  2. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
  3. ^ Newport RFC player profile Archived 17 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ S4C: Chwe Gwlad 2009 (Welsh) Archived 25 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 23 September 2015
  5. ^ "Brynmor Williams announced as new Chair of Fields in Trust Cymru". Fields in Trust. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.