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Bleddyn Willliams - The Prince of Centres

A celebration of the life of Bleddyn Williams, one of Wales's greatest ever rugby players, who died in July 2009 at the age of 86.

Gifted with a tremendous side-step and great pace, Williams was also a fierce tackler, a great reader of the game and an inspirational leader, crowned unofficially 'Prince of Centres'.

Williams famously led Wales to a win against the All Blacks in 1953, having also skippered Cardiff RFC to a win against the tourists only a month previously. To date this is Wales's last victory against New Zealand.

Williams also skippered the 1950 Lions in two tests against the All Blacks and won 22 Welsh caps between 1947-1955.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 21 Nov 2012 22:55
BBC One Wales


Role Contributor
PresenterEddie Butler
ProducerDafydd Thomas