Thomas Williams (rugby league)

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Thomas Williams
Personal information
Full nameThomas Williams
BornWales
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1911–19 Oldham 834000120
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1913 Wales 1
Source: [1]

Thomas "Tom" Williams was a Welsh professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1910s. He played at representative level for Wales, and at club level for Oldham, as a wing, i.e. number 2 or 5. [1] [2]

Rugby league team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.

Wales national rugby league team sports team that represents Wales

The Wales national rugby league team represents Wales in international rugby league football matches. Currently the team is ranked ninth in the RLIF World Rankings. The team was run under the auspices of the Rugby Football League, but an independent body, Wales Rugby League, now runs the team from Cardiff. Three Welsh players have been entered into the Rugby League Hall Of Fame.

Oldham R.L.F.C.

Oldham R.L.F.C., also known as the Roughyeds, is a professional rugby league club in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. The club currently competes in the Betfred League 1, the third tier of British Rugby League.

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International honours

Williams won a cap for Wales while at Oldham in 1913. [1]

Cap (sport) sports game

In sport, a cap is a metaphorical term for a player's appearance in a game at international level. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom of awarding a cap to every player in an international match of association football. In the early days of football, the concept of each team wearing a set of matching shirts had not been universally adopted, so each side would distinguish itself from the other by wearing a specific sort of cap.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN   978-1-903659-49-6.