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via mobile 08/1/2024 at 9:25pm
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John Peter Rhys Williams, one of the giants of Welsh rugby has now sadly left us. I used to love watching the five nations when Wales so often won.

Post last edited on 08/01/2024 21:33:21


09/1/2024 at 7:23am
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Beautiful player, from a golden age of rugby. I came across the Wikipedia report of a Barbarians match he was involved in, that conveys a sense of it. Link


10/1/2024 at 5:16pm
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I agree. I'm not a Rugby afficionado or supporter of Wales, but it was an absolute pleasure to watch JPR in a long run with the ball. His speed was fantastic. I didn't know he had passed.

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via mobile 11/1/2024 at 4:04am
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A legend, one of the greatest.
Died of bacterial meningitis.

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2024 = 7 sites / 15 nights. 2023 = 9/23. 2022 = 13/35. 2021 = 11/29. 2020 = 4/20. 2019 = 13/35. 2018 = 20/33. 2017 = 10/22. 2016 = 19/33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


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Quote: Originally posted by jjgderbyshire on 10/1/2024
I agree. I'm not a Rugby afficionado or supporter of Wales, but it was an absolute pleasure to watch JPR in a long run with the ball. His speed was fantastic. I didn't know he had passed.



I think players such as this guy - with a bit of speed, did so well due to the game having poor defence strategies back in the day. In fact 'Jiffy' Davies said something very similar once whilst reminiscing on telly. He may not have stood out as much nowadays.


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I trained at St Marys Paddingon as a nurse when he was a junior Dr. St Mary's was known for it's Welsh rugby players as it was an easy train link to Wales. I knew his brother Phil who also played, who did his A+E experience when I was a Staff Nurse in that department.


16/1/2024 at 6:02pm
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Quote: Originally posted by pendywooley on 16/1/2024
I trained at St Marys Paddingon as a nurse when he was a junior Dr. St Mary's was known for it's Welsh rugby players as it was an easy train link to Wales. I knew his brother Phil who also played, who did his A+E experience when I was a Staff Nurse in that department.



They always used to say that St Mary's interviews consisted of them throwing you a rugby ball. If you caught it you were offered a place, if you caught it and kicked it out of the window you were offered a scholarship.


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BBC Wales and iplayer have a new programme looking at how Wales moved from the amazing teams of the 70s to the teams of the 80s. Tonight at 8pm, its called Slammed.



via mobile 05/2/2024 at 7:14pm
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And now Barry John. All going too soon. Makes one aware of our own mortality.



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