Evan Williams (rugby)
|Born||18 June 1906
Port Talbot, Wales
|Died||18 November 1976 (aged 70)
|Position||Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback|
Evan Williams (18 June 1906 — 18 November 1976 (aged 70)), born in Port Talbot, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s and '30s. He played representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales and at club level for Aberavon RFC as a Centre as number 12 or 13 and played club level rugby league (RL) for Leeds, as a Centre, Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, as number 3, 4, 6, or 7, He died in Leeds.
Williams made his début for Leeds on 7 November 1925. He played in the 1931–32 Northern Rugby Football League season's Challenge Cup win in 1932 and again in 1936 when his three kicks against Warrington gave Leeds the 18-2 victory.
Evan Williams won caps for Wales (RU) while at Aberavon RFC in 1925 against England, Scotland, and France. Evans won his first cap aged 18 which at the time made him the second youngest player to represent Wales after Norman Biggs in 1888.
Rugby Football League Championship final appearances
Evan Williams' marriage to Eunice John was registered during July→September 1926 in Leeds district. They had four children, Rowland, Bryan (birth registered during October→December 1929 in Leeds North district), Barrie (birth registered during April→June 1932 in Leeds North district), and Gwynneth (birth registered during October→December 1947 in Leeds district).
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- On This Day - 7 November 1925
- Eric Harris