Stanley Williams

Stanley Williams

Position: Back

Born 02/11/1885
Died 30/04/1936
Place Of Birth Rogerstone

Born in Rogerstone - attended Newport Intermediate School.

Started as Association footballer but switched to rugby. Initially a wing but was a real success when switched to fullback.

Welsh trialist and reserve but never capped for Wales.

Played for Newport RFC  vs 1908 Australia.

British Lion 1910 SA (16 matches / 3 tests).

Vice capt of Newport ( to capt Tom Vile) 1909/10 & 1910/1 .

The ERU invoked Newport’s RU membership and he was capped for England vs Wales Jan 1911. Won 4 caps Jan - March 1911.

Won DSO in WW1. Volunteer 1914. Was temporary captain and acting major 1915-1917 Royal Field Artillery.  Wounded / gassed 1917. Citation for bar for DSO or MC. Decorated 4 times for gallantry on Somme, at Ypres etc.

Lost overboard on returning home with his family  - wife and 2 daughters -  from Rio de Janeiro to Southampton 1936 on Royal Mail liner Arlanza. 

Newport RFC record : 1901/2-1910/1 : 151 apps / 21t / 4p / 8dg.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1904/1905 16 8 0 8 2 0 0 2 14  
  1905/1906 10 4 2 4 1 0 0 0 3  
  1906/1907 8 4 3 1 3 0 0 0 9  
  1907/1908 30 15 6 9 9 1 3 0 38  
  1908/1909 26 17 0 9 4 0 0 1 16  
  1909/1910 36 27 7 2 1 2 1 0 10  
  1910/1911 17 12 1 4 0 0 0 2 8  
  Total 143 87 19 37 20 3 4 5 98  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/11/1904 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 1 4 W 7 - 5  
  10/12/1904 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  17/12/1904 Plymouth WI 1 0 0 1 7 W 20 - 6  
  24/12/1904 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  26/12/1904 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  27/12/1904 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 10  
  31/12/1904 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 4  
  07/01/1905 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  28/01/1905 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  11/02/1905 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  18/02/1905 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 21  
  25/02/1905 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  04/03/1905 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 7  
  01/04/1905 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 5  
  10/04/1905 Plymouth FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  15/04/1905 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/11/1905 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  25/11/1905 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  02/12/1905 Exeter Chiefs WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  12/01/1906 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  27/01/1906 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 4  
  10/02/1906 Bristol Bears WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  17/02/1906 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  24/02/1906 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  03/03/1906 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  17/03/1906 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 20  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/01/1907 Devonport Albion WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  02/03/1907 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  16/03/1907 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  23/03/1907 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  30/03/1907 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  02/04/1907 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  06/04/1907 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  13/04/1907 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/10/1907 Cardiff WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 7  
  19/10/1907 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  26/10/1907 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  02/11/1907 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 12  
  09/11/1907 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  16/11/1907 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  23/11/1907 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 3  
  25/11/1907 Lansdowne WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 21 - 0  
  30/11/1907 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  07/12/1907 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  14/12/1907 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  21/12/1907 Devonport Albion WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/12/1907 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  27/12/1907 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  18/01/1908 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  25/01/1908 Exeter Chiefs WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 5 - 0  
  30/01/1908 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  08/02/1908 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  15/02/1908 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  22/02/1908 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 5 - 5  
  29/02/1908 Swansea WI 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 9  
  07/03/1908 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  14/03/1908 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 4  
  21/03/1908 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 0  
  28/03/1908 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  04/04/1908 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/04/1908 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  20/04/1908 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  21/04/1908 Tredegar FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  25/04/1908 Devonport Albion FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/09/1908 Aberavon WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  03/10/1908 Old Merchant Taylors WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  05/10/1908 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  10/10/1908 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 15  
  17/10/1908 Blackheath FB 2 0 0 0 6 W 25 - 6  
  31/10/1908 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  07/11/1908 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 10  
  14/11/1908 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 11  
  21/11/1908 Gloucester Rugby FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  28/11/1908 Penarth FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  05/12/1908 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 0  
  19/12/1908 Australia FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  24/12/1908 Abertillery FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  30/01/1909 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  06/02/1909 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  13/02/1909 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 12  
  27/02/1909 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 7  
  13/03/1909 Tredegar FB 0 0 0 1 4 W 12 - 0  
  20/03/1909 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  27/03/1909 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  03/04/1909 Bristol Bears FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  10/04/1909 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  12/04/1909 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  13/04/1909 Plymouth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  17/04/1909 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 4  
  24/04/1909 Devonport Albion FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 7  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/09/1909 Cwmbran FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 0  
  25/09/1909 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  30/09/1909 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  02/10/1909 Old Merchant Taylors FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  04/10/1909 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  09/10/1909 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 4 - 4  
  16/10/1909 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  23/10/1909 Penarth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  30/10/1909 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  06/11/1909 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  08/11/1909 Cambridge University FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 22 - 3  
  13/11/1909 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 4  
  20/11/1909 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  04/12/1909 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  11/12/1909 Bristol Bears FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 0  
  18/12/1909 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  24/12/1909 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  27/12/1909 Watsonians FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  28/12/1909 Barbarians FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  01/01/1910 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  08/01/1910 Devonport Albion FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  10/01/1910 Plymouth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  15/01/1910 Penarth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  22/01/1910 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  29/01/1910 Bristol Bears FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  12/02/1910 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  19/02/1910 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  26/02/1910 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  05/03/1910 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  19/03/1910 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/03/1910 Blackheath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  28/03/1910 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  29/03/1910 Plymouth FB 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 0  
  02/04/1910 Devonport Albion FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  09/04/1910 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 15  
  17/04/1910 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/10/1910 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  05/11/1910 Plymouth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  12/11/1910 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  19/11/1910 Neath FB 0 0 0 1 4 W 9 - 5  
  03/12/1910 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  24/12/1910 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  26/12/1910 Watsonians FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 6  
  04/02/1911 Llwynypia FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 0  
  18/02/1911 Leicester Tigers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  25/02/1911 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  04/03/1911 Cardiff FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 10  
  01/04/1911 Devonport Albion FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 4  
  08/04/1911 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/04/1911 Bristol Bears FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 5  
  17/04/1911 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  19/04/1911 Treorchy FB 0 0 0 1 4 W 27 - 3  
  22/04/1911 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  England 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  British and Irish Lions 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Newport -
Education: - Newport Intermediate School -
Honours: - England - British and Irish Lions -

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