Uncapped Lion Williams Born

Brynmor_Williams_StoryOCTOBER 29

Brynmor Williams, an uncapped British and Irish Lions player, was born today in rugby history in 1951.  The Welsh scrum-half earned three caps touring New Zealand in 1977 before he earned a cap with his national team.

Williams was a solid player who was in the unfortunate position of playing for Wales at the same time as Welsh all-time greats Gareth Edwards and Terry Holmes.  This limited his time with his national team but did not prohibit him for selection to the British and Irish Lions.

The 1977 British and Irish Lions tour was one most team members would like to forget.  The tour to the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’ ended with a 3-1 Test defeat to the New Zealand All Blacks.  Williams made his debut in the first Test and played in the second and third tests before being replaced due to injury.

Williams eventually made his Wales debut the following year. He got the call to face Australia at Ballymore in Brisbane and scored a try in the 8-18 loss.  He made two more appearances for Wales in the 1981 Five Nations.

In total Williams earned 3 caps for the Lions and three caps for Wales.

Rugby Birthdays

1951 – Brynmor Williams, uncapped Welsh Lions Player