Billy James (rugby union)
|Full name||William John James|
|Date of birth||18 July 1956|
|Place of birth||Port Talbot, Wales|
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 2 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
A hooker, he captained the Wales national rugby union team on one occasion against Ireland in 1987. James played his club rugby for Aberavon RFC where he was initially nurtured under the eye of club legend and then Captain Morton Howells, whom he succeeded in the front row berth.
He captained Aberavon RFC in the 1979-80, 1980-1, 1984-5, 1987-88 & 1988-9 seasons.
In 1989 James was one of several leading players who fell out with the management of the club over several issues, the major one being finance and the way forward. No agreement was reached and he was one of nineteen players who left the club. He finished his career with Swansea RFC
- Billy James player proflie Scrum.com
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