Bryan Williams (rugby)


Bryan Williams (rugby)

Infobox Rugby biography
name = Bryan Williams
caption =
birthname = Bryan George Williams
nickname =
birthyear = 1950
birthmonth = 10
birthday = 3
placeofbirth = Auckland, New Zealand
dateofdeath =
placeofdeath =
height = height|m=1.79
weight = convert|89|kg|stlb|abbr=on
ru_position = Three-quarter
allblackid = 954
allblackno = 689
ru_amateuryears =
ru_amateurclubs =
ru_amupdate =
ru_provinceyears =
ru_province = Auckland
ru_provincecaps =
ru_provincepoints =
ru_provinceupdate =
ru_nationalyears = 1970–1978
ru_nationalteam = New Zealand
ru_nationalcaps = 38
ru_nationalpoints = (68)
ru_ntupdate =
ru_clubyears =
ru_proclubs
ru_clubcaps =
ru_clubpoints =
ru_clubupdate =
ru_currentclub =
ru_coachyears = –1999
2000–2001
ru_coachclubs = Samoa
Hurricanes (assistant coach)
other = yes
occupation =
spouse =
children = Paul Williams, Gavin Williams
relatives =
school = Mount Albert Grammar School
university =

Bryan Williams (born October 3 1950 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer and coach of the Samoan national rugby team.

Williams went to school in Mt Albert Grammar School, where he started his rugby career. He became an All Black in 1969 as a wing and distinguished himself in the 1970 South African Rugby Tour where he was a sensation, scoring 14 tries in his 13 appearances and in the international series he scored in each of the first and fourth Tests.

Williams international rugby career lasted from 1969 to 1978 in which he played 113 matches (including 38 international Tests) and scored 66 tries in all matches as an All Black (nine tries in Tests) which was a record until beaten by John Kirwan.

After he retired from rugby, he coached a number of club sides in New Zealand. During the 1990s onwards, he has been the national rugby coach for Samoa., he is married and has two sons Gavin and Paul, who also play rugby union, Gavin plays internationally for Samoa and plays club for French side US Dax and his other son Paul plays for Super 14 side Highlanders, and he is currently in the reserves for the New Zealand All Blacks.

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