Gavin Williams (rugby union)

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Gavin Williams
Gavin Williams 01.jpg
Williams training
Birth nameGavin Williams
Date of birth (1979-10-25) 25 October 1979 (age 39)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
SchoolMount Albert Grammar School
Notable relative(s)Bryan Williams (father)
Paul Williams (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ponsonby ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2007
2007–2009
2009–2013
2013
2013–2015
Connacht
US Dax
Clermont Auvergne
Stade Francais
Montluçon
28
51
39
4
31
(15)
(50)
(59)
(5)
(25)
Correct as of 26 April 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004
2005
Southland
Auckland
4
2
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 24 September 2005
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2010
2008
Samoa
Pacific Islanders
16
2
(106)
(0)
Correct as of 24 November 2011

Gavin Williams (born 25 October 1979) is a former rugby union player from New Zealand, who played in the Top 14 and for Samoa internationally.

Williams previously played for Connacht, where he played from 2005 until the end of the 2006–07 season. After leaving Connacht, he went on to make his debut for Samoa in 2007 in a match against Fiji. Williams scored a try and conversion in Samoa's opening game in the 2007 World Cup.

After leaving Connacht, he played for US Dax before signing for Clermont.

Gavin Williams has a strong family connection in rugby with his father Bryan Williams, a strong winger who played for Auckland and New Zealand, and brother Paul Williams, who has represented the Crusaders, Highlanders and Blues in Super Rugby, and who also plays for Samoa internationally.

References[edit]

  • scrum.com stats
  • Profile at rugbyworldcup.com
  • "Gavin Williams". itsrugby.com. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  • "Gavin Williams". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-17.