63
Matches
39
Points Scored
6
Tries Scored
3
Penalties Scored
2
Conversions
1
Drop Goals Scored

JPR Williams will be remembered as one of the true legends of Welsh rugby. Talented enough to win the Junior Wimbledon tennis title in 1966, he chose to pursue rugby instead as its amateur status allowed him to further his career as an orthopaedic surgeon. 

Making his debut against Scotland in 1969, he would go on to score six tries in 55 appearances for Wales before his retirement in 1981. During that time Wales won six Triple Crowns and three Grand Slams. He captained Wales five times in 1978-79.

With his unkempt side burns, flowing locks and rolled down socks the full-back perhaps epitomised the swashbuckling spirit of the 1970s better than anyone. In many ways Williams was the complete full-back, combining bone-crunching hits and solidity under the high ball with superb attacking instincts. 

As a British and Irish Lion he took part in the series wins over New Zealand (1971) and South Africa (1974).

Best Highlights

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