Sydney Williams

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Sydney Williams
Personal information
Full name Sydney Arthur Williams
Nickname Sid, Syd
Born 17 April 1918
Aberavon, Wales
Died 28 August 1976 (aged 58)
Neath, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1939–39 Aberavon RFC
Barbarian F.C.
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1939 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1939–52 Salford 222 81 43 0 329
1940 Wigan (guest) 1 0 0 0
Total 223 81 43 0 329
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1940–52 Wales 5
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Sydney Arthur "Syd"/"Sid" Williams (17 April 1918 — 28 August 1976 (aged 58)) born in Aberavon, was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Aberavon RFC, as a Wing, i.e. number 11 or 14, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Salford, as Fullback, Wing, or Centre, i.e. number, 1, 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4.[1] He also appeared for Wigan as a wartime guest player,[2] he died in Neath.

International honours[edit]

Syd Williams won three caps for Wales (RU) while at Aberavon RFC in 1939 against England, Scotland, and Ireland,and won 5 caps for Wales (RL) in 1940–1952 while at Salford.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ Latham, Michael; Gate, Robert (1992). They played for Wigan. Adlington: Mike R.L. ISBN 978-0-9516098-2-8. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at scrum.com". scrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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