Peter Williams (rugby)

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Peter Williams
Personal information
Full name Peter Nicholas Williams
Born (1958-12-14) 14 December 1958 (age 56)
Wigan
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Fly-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1988–88 Orrell R.U.F.C.
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1988–≤88 Lancashire
1987 England 4 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1988–94 Salford 154 35 0 0 140
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992 Wales 2+1
1989 Great Britain 2 1 0 0 4
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Peter Nicholas Williams (born (1958-12-14) 14 December 1958 (age 56) in Wigan[1]) is an English born former physical education and history teacher, a physiotherapist, and Dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s and '90s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Orrell R.U.F.C., as a Fly-half, i.e. number 10, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Wales,[2] and at club level for Salford, as a Centre.[3] Peter Williams was the first, and as of 1 January 2012 the only, footballer to play rugby union for England, and rugby league for Wales.

Rugby union playing career[edit]

Williams won caps for England (RU) while at Orrell in the 1987 Five Nations Championship against Scotland and in the 1987 Rugby World Cup against Australia, Japan, and Wales.[4]

Rugby league playing career[edit]

Williams won 2 caps (plus 1 as substitute) for Wales (RL) in 1992 while at Salford,and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Salford in 1989 against France (2 matches).[5]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Williams played Fullback (replaced by Interchange/Substitute Ian Blease) in Salford's 17–22 defeat by Wigan in the 1988 Lancashire Cup final during the 1988–89 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 23 October 1988.[6] and played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in the 24-18 defeat to Widnes in the 1990 Lancashire Cup final during the 1990–91 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 29 September 1990.

Genealogical information[edit]

Williams is the son of the Llanelli RFC (RU) Prop, and Wigan (RL) Second-row of the 1950s, Roy Williams.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Williams in dual purpose". independent.co.uk. 13 December 1992. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1988–1989 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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