Williams Andy

by Russell Gibbs and Geoff Pillinger
Player Andy Williams

Andy D Williams

Position: Scrum Half

Born: 7th February 1981 in Swansea

Height: 1.8m (5ft 11in)

Weight: 82kg (13st)



Honours: Welsh Students, Wales U19s, U21s, Wales (5 caps)

Debut game: 19th November 2000 v Sale Sharks (replacement for Jon Preston)

Final game: 2007

Number of Appearances: 79

Career details:

A scrum half with bags of pace, Andy played three times for Bath’s 1st XV in 2000/2001. Starting the season with a glorious hat trick in the United friendly at Newbury, Andy deservedly made his Bath Rugby debut as a replacement for Jon Preston four minutes from the end of the home win over Sale Sharks that year. He went on to make further substitute appearances against Gloucester at the Rec. (won 50pts-16pts) and London Irish at the Madejski Stadium (won 58pts-13pts). Andy was a try scorer in the club’s Under-19 National Cup victory over Leicester Tigers in 2000 and went on to represent Wales at Sevens, most notably in the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament held in Argentina in January 2001. He started against Samoa and came on as a substitute against both Hong Kong and Australia in that tournament. Andy was in the Welsh Students side that was defeated by their Scottish counterparts 22-19 at Myreside and captained Bath in the 2001 Middlesex Sevens. The 2001/2002 season started promisingly for the scrum half but Bath’s injury jinx struck as he damaged his knee cartilage whilst playing for Wales under-21s in February 2002. He battled back from the injury in time to play his part in the 2002/2003 season (playing thirteen times and claiming two tries against Newcastle at Kingston Park and against Bridgend in the Parker Pen Challenge Cup at the Brewery Field), before securing a transfer to Welsh Province Neath-Swansea Ospreys in a bid to further his Welsh international career, a decision that was rewarded with a maiden cap as a replacement in the romp over Romania at Wrexham in 2003.

Wales Record: 1 caps: 2003 – Rom (rep)

Signed From: Bath Rugby Academy

Transferred To: Neath-Swansea Ospreys. Also played for Newport Gwent Dragons, Moseley, Gloucester (on loan) and Worcester Warriors before retiring. However he subsequently joined Luctonians ,as a coach, but  was drafted in to play on a few occasions.

Also Played For: None

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