David Brynmor Williams (born 29 October 1951 in Cardigan) 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.
|Birth name||David Brynmor Williams|
|Date of birth||29 October 1951|
|Place of birth||Cardigan, Wales|
|Height||178 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||79 kg (12 st 6 lb)|
|School||Cardigan Grammar School|
|University||Cardiff College of Education|
|Notable relative(s)||Gwynfor Williams, Lloyd Williams, Tom Williams|
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
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 is Welsh-speaking and is sometimes called upon as a pundit in the Welsh-language media. 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.
- Brynmor Williams player profile Scrum.com
- Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
- Newport RFC player profile Archived 17 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine blackandambers.co.uk
- S4C: Chwe Gwlad 2009 (Welsh) Archived 25 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 23 September 2015
- "Brynmor Williams announced as new Chair of Fields in Trust Cymru". Fields in Trust. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.