Bob Williams (rugby)
|Full name||Robert Williams|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Died||27 April 1969
Balmain, New South Wales
Williams, a dock worker from Woolloomooloo, had a distinguished career with the Eastern Suburbs club, a long serving member who was one of the first to play in 100 matches for the club. The rugby union convert played in 118 matches for the Tri-colours in the years 1910–18 and 1920.
A lightweight but rugged front-row forward went away on the second Kangaroo tour representing his country in two tests. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 85. Williams was a member of the first New South Wales side to tour New Zealand in 1912.
He coached the Brisbane University Rugby league team between 1924-26. He was also a coach of Bisbane's West End RLFC in the 1932-1934.
The Sydney Roosters player register lists him as number 45.
Bob Williams died in 1969 aged 82.
- Whiticker, Alan and Hudson, Glen (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. p. 609. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1.
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