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Martyn Williams
Martyn Williams

Martyn Williams was the first captain of the Cardiff Blues when the game took on it regional format in 2003, and led from the front in every game, before stepping down in 2005.

Martyn is no stranger to the responsibilities of leadership. Having been capped at every junior level for Wales, he captained Wales under-21 before winning Wales A honours and a first full cap against the Barbarians in 1996. At the time he was a member of the Pontypridd club, with whom he won championship medals in 1997. Further captaincy experience came with Wales on tour in Argentina in 1999 and for a Wales XV against the USA Eagles at the Millennium Stadium.

He made his Cardiff club debut immediately after the World Cup in 1999, playing in 21 out of a possible 23 matches before the end of the season to win his club cap. His great service continued for two more seasons, interrupted only by a shoulder injury in the autumn of 2001.. He has also toured South Africa (twice), Argentina, Australia and New Zealand with Wales and has also toured with the British and Irish Lions to Australia in 2001 and to New Zealand in 2005.

Following Wales' Grand Slam win in the 2005 RBS 6 Nations, Martyn was awarded the RBS Player of the Championship. The award had been voted for by BBC Sport website users with over 23,000 fans voting during the final week of the RBS 6 Nations. Martyn Williams received 7,796 votes with Brian O'Driscoll in second place (2,466) and Shane Williams in third (2,066).

In 2007 Martyn was selected for the Wales RWC squad, his third world cup.

DOB1st Sep 1975
BirthplacePontypridd, Wales
Height1.85 m (6' 1")
Weight97 kg (15 st 3 lb)
PositionBack Row
HonoursWales (100 caps)
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
02/09/2011
Edinburgh Rugby







66
11/09/2011
Benetton Treviso
1





5
80
16/09/2011
Ulster Rugby







64
10/02/2012
Connacht Rugby







80
17/02/2012
Ulster Rugby







80
24/02/2012
Munster Rugby







80
03/03/2012
Benetton Treviso
1





5
80
15/03/2012
Newport Gwent Dragons







54
07/04/2012
Leinster Rugby







80
14/04/2012
Ospreys







66
22/04/2012
Edinburgh Rugby







71
Total Played 11 2
0
0
0
0
0
10
801
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2011-2012 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
1







2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
10
2





10
2011-2012 Total

11
2





10
2010-2011 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
5







2010-2011 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
13 +2




1


2010-2011 Total

18 +2




1


2009-2010 - Amlin Challenge Cup
Cardiff Blues
3
1





5
2009-2010 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
4




1


2009-2010 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
7 +1







2009-2010 Total

14 +1
1



1

5
2008-2009 - EDF Energy Cup
Cardiff Blues
2 +2







2008-2009 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
8
1





5
2008-2009 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
4







2008-2009 Total

14 +2
1





5
2007-2008 - EDF Energy Cup
Cardiff Blues
1







2007-2008 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
6 +1
2





10
2007-2008 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
7
2



1

10
2007-2008 Total

14 +1
4



1

20
2006-2007 - EDF Energy Cup
Cardiff Blues
4
1





5
2006-2007 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
5
1



2

5
2006-2007 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
8 +2




2
1

2006-2007 Total

17 +2
2



4
1
10
2005-2006 - Celtic League
Cardiff Blues
7 +4
3



1

15
2005-2006 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
5
1



1

5
2005-2006 - Powergen Cup
Cardiff Blues
1 +2







2005-2006 Total

13 +6
4



2

20
2004-2005 - Celtic League
Cardiff Blues
12
2





10
2004-2005 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
4







2004-2005 Total

16
2





10
2003-2004 - Celtic League
Cardiff Blues
7
2



2

10
2003-2004 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
5







2003-2004 Total

12
2



2

10
Total - Heineken Cup

43 +1
5



4

25
Total - RaboDirect PRO12

75 +9
11



7
1
55
Total - Amlin Challenge Cup

3
1





5
Total - EDF Energy Cup

8 +4
1





5
Total

129 +14
18
0
0
0
11
1
90
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