Morgan Williams (rugby union)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Morgan Williams
Full name Morgan Andrew Williams
Date of birth (1976-04-17) April 17, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Kingston, Ontario
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2000
2000–2002
2002–2005
2005–2006
2006–2007
Bordeaux-Bègles
Stade Français
Saracens FC
Stade Français
SC Albi
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999–2008 Canada 56 (68)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
Canada
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2009–2010 Canada 7's
Rugby union career

Morgan Andrew Williams (born April 17, 1976 in Kingston, Ontario)[1] is a rugby union scrum half.

A Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native, Williams debuted on the world rugby scene at age 23 when he scored two tries for Canada against France during the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

The 183 cm, 84 kg Williams has played professionally with Bordeaux-Begles (1999–00 season), Stade Français (00-02 and 06 seasons), Saracens (02-05 seasons). He has generally been third-choice scrum half with Stade Français. During his stay, Williams had differences with coaching staff at Saracens and decided to move back to Stade Français.

Williams has scored 12 tries and 1 drop-goal for Canada in 51 caps. He has participated in three world cups (1999, 2003, and 2007). He has also played a number of times for Canada in rugby sevens, most notably at the 2001 Rugby World Cup Sevens and 2002 Commonwealth Games. In 2005 against Argentina he captained Canada's fifteens for the first time in his career. After the 2007 World Cup he retired from international rugby.

Morgan Williams was announced as the head coach of the Canadian rugby sevens team in 2009.[2]

In 2010 Morgan Williams decided to join forces with The Rock (Atlantic Canada's rugby team) during the CRC final against the Prairie Wolfpack (a team composed of the best players from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta). With the help of Williams, The Rock overcame the Wolfpack to seize the title of National Champions.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan Williams player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ "Men's 7s / Coaches". rugbycanada.ca. Retrieved January 29, 2010.