Bob Williams (rugby)
|Full name||Robert Williams|
|Born||22 December 1886|
Sydney, New South Wales
|Died||27 April 1969 (aged 82)|
Balmain, New South Wales
Williams, a dock worker from Woolloomooloo, had a distinguished career with the Eastern Suburbs club. He was a long serving member who was one of the first to play in 100 matches for the club.The rugby union convert played in 118 matches for the Tri-colours in ten seasons over the years 1910–18 and 1920.
A lightweight but rugged front-row forward went away on the second Kangaroo tour representing his country in two Tests and appearing in seventeen other tour matches. He is listed on the Australian Players Register as Kangaroo No. 85. Williams was a member of the first New South Wales side to tour New Zealand in 1912.
He coached the Brisbane University Rugby league team between 1924-26. He was also a coach of Brisbane's West End RLFC in the 1932-1934.
The Sydney Roosters player register lists him as number 45.
Bob Williams died in 1969 aged 82.
- Whiticker, Alan; Hudson, Glen (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. p. 609. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1.
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