Full name Charles Derek Williams
Born November 24, 1924, Cardiff
Died September 20, 2014 (aged 89 years 300 days)
Major teams Wales
|Test debut||France v Wales at Colombes, Mar 26, 1955 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v France at Cardiff, Mar 24, 1956 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Dr Derek Williams, known generally as CD, played twice for Wales as a flanker, his appearances coming in successive seasons against France. In the second game, in 1956, his try was the difference between the sides as Wales won 5-3 in Cardiff. He played for Neath before moving on to captain Cardiff. A genuine all-round sportsman, he carried the Olympic flame during the 1948 Olympics, made one appearance for Oxford University at cricket, boxed for his university as a light-heavyweight, and was a two-handicap golfer.