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Rhys Williams is one of the finest players to ever represent Wales. Discover everything there is to know about this Hall of Fame player with RugbyPass.

Rhys Williams Bio

A former Welsh international and captain of the Cardiff Blues, Rhys Williams was a giant of Welsh rugby during his playing career, which spanned from 1998 to 2008. Known for his versatility, Rhys Williams played at wing, centre and full-back.

Born 23 February 1980, Rhys Williams (who was actually born as Gethin Rhys Williams) began playing rugby at school. As a versatile back, he quickly gained the attention of selectors and scouts throughout Wales and, by the age of 16, he’d already represented the national team at underage level. In 1999, he even played in the Youth World Cup and helped Wales reach the final, which they unfortunately lost to New Zealand.

Only a year later, Rhys Williams made his first appearance for the national side in the Six Nations Championship. Between 2000 and 2005, he would go on to make 44 appearances for his country, scoring 80 points in the process. During this period, he helped the side claim the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2005.

Throughout his entire domestic career, Rhys Williams represented the Cardiff Blues (formerly simply known as Cardiff RFC). Between 1998 and 2008, he made 181 appearances for the club, scoring 265 points. He captained the side during the 2005-06 season and he was awarded a testimonial year in 2007-08. During his domestic career, he helped Cardiff RFC win the Welsh-Scottish League title in 1999-2000.

Since his retirement, Rhys Williams has held several roles within rugby organisations. He briefly held the post of Commercial Director at Cardiff Blues and he’s now the Business Development Manager for the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).  

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Sat Jul 2, 2022
10:05am CDT
Loftus Versfeld
South Africa South Africa
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10:05am
Wales Wales
1st Test
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Sat Jul 9, 2022
10:00am CDT
Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
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10:00am
Wales Wales
2nd Test
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Fri Jul 15, 2022
5:00pm CDT
DHL Stadium
South Africa South Africa
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5:00pm
Wales Wales
3rd Test
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Sat Feb 4, 2023
8:15am CST
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
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8:15am
Ireland Ireland
Round 1
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Sat Feb 25, 2023
10:45am CST
Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
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10:45am
England England
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Sat Mar 11, 2023
8:15am CST
Stadio Olimpico
Italy Italy
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8:15am
Wales Wales
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Sat Mar 18, 2023
9:45am CDT
Stade De France
France France
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