Rhodri Williams

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Rhodri Williams (born 10 May 1968 as Rhodri Ogwen Williams) is a Welsh sports journalist from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. He is currently employed by Qatar's Al-Kass Sports Channel and anchors the network's English-speaking studio.[1]

TV career[edit]

Williams was a main presenter for Sky Sports News and was one of Sky Sports' main rugby presenters - hosting the Heineken Cup and Southern Hemisphere rugby including the Tri Nations, the NPC in New Zealand and the Currie Cup in South Africa. He was sacked by Sky Sports in 2006 after tabloid revelations regarding his personal life. [2]

He was the first presenter on L!VE TV (Britain's first 24-hour cable channel). In 1997 Rhodri was the quizmaster on L!VE TV's football quiz A Game of Two Scarves featuring fans and glamour models. He also hosted the station's talent show, Spanish Archer.

Williams was part of the launch of Channel 5 in the UK as one of the presenters on the channel's afternoon entertainment show 5's Company with Nick Knowles and John Barrowman. He has presented numerous programmes for Welsh language channel S4C, and also presented Animal Hospital[3] with Rolf Harris. In 2001, Williams appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank.[4]

He was the main rugby anchor for Setanta Sports and hosted various shows on Setanta Sports News. Williams presented ITV Wales' coverage of the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

In 2008, Williams was contracted by Al Jazeera Sports with whom he covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.[5] He also anchored 2012 Al Kass International Cup. Later that year, he was hired full-time by Al Kass Sports Channel to host a segment known as QSL Review in an incentive to provide coverage of the Qatar Stars League to non-Arabic speakers.[1][6]


Williams has been a presenter on national radio sports station talkSPORT, presenting the Kick-off programme on Thursday from 19:00 to 22:00 and The Sunday Session.

He has also presented radio shows for BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru.

Business interests[edit]

Away from the media, Williams owns three businesses in Cardiff.

Personal life[edit]

Williams is the son of famed Welsh TV (S4C) presenter/weather girl Jenny Ogwen. Rhodri was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf.


  1. ^ a b "Al Kass to cover the Qatar Stars League in English". marhaba.com. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rhodri sacked after naked allegations". Wales Online. 3 April 2006. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dinner Date; RHODRI WILLIAMS". Evening Times. Glasgow. March 15, 2001. p. 32. Retrieved 16 August 2012. Rhodri Williams is filming a sixth series of BBC's Animal Hospital and is one of the presenters on the new series of Rolf's Amazing World of Animals. 
  4. ^ Lily Savage's Blankety Blank. 8 April 2001. ITV. 
  5. ^ "Episode 25 - Rhodri Williams". Doha Heat Podcast. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Reaching out to kids". dohastadiumplusqatar.com. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

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