Owain Williams Death – Obituary News: Rugby Player Owain Williams has died .
We are sad to report that former flanker Owain Williams has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on September 24. 2021.
Cardiff Rugby – Rygbi Caerdydd September 13 at 5:35 AM · It is with great sadness that Cardiff Rugby have learnt of the passing of former flanker Owain Williams following a long battle with cancer. Williams made 221 first team appearances during a glittering 10-year stint with the Blue and Blacks, in which he won two Welsh Cups, the league title and was part of the team that reached the inaugural Heineken Cup final. He retired from the game as an Arms Park legend in 2001, and has been followed by his son Teddy, who is now a member of the first team squad. Cardiff Rugby Life President, Peter Thomas said: “The thoughts of everyone at Cardiff Arms Park are with the family and friends of Owain at this incredibly sad time. “His career spanned from the amateur to the professional era and he was always one of the very first names on the team sheet back in 1996, due to his diligence, professionalism and athleticism. “To this day, Owain is undoubtedly one of the best back row forwards Cardiff has ever had. He was a wonderful player and person. “He will be sadly missed by all of us, particularly at such a young age. He was a very special player and was respected by everyone he played with or against.” Williams began his career at Glamorgan Wanderers before spending time in Australia where he represented Queensland. He returned to Wales in 1988 and spent four seasons playing for his hometown club Bridgend before moving to Cardiff in 1992. Williams won one Wales cap and also captained Wales Sevens. The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Cardiff Rugby are with the family and friends of Owain at this difficult time.
Condolences – Comments and Reactions.
Such sad news. We had some bruising battles with Owain over the years and what a competitor he was.
Condolences to all Owain’s family at this sad time as well as everyone connected to Cardiff Rugby.Justin Davies wrote
A fantastic player. A bachrower that was hard as nails but silky skills. A very rare combination if your a young backrow player you go far wrong watching videos of this guy play. RIP XSteve Jones wrote
Sad to hear this – met Owain a few years ago with Ponty District – real class guy, very grounded and no edge. He was surprised that knew who was – he had no ego at all. Top player and a real gentleman.
Rob Clake wrote
Very sad to hear of this. Fabulous player. Loved watching him play. Condolences to all his family and friends.
Ralph Knibbs wrote
Such sad news. I was fortunate to play with and against Owain in several sevens tournaments. He was a top tourist, great player and an even better human being. My condolences go out to his family. RIP ♥️
Huw Rees wrote
Great Player & hard as nails ,so sad thoughts are with his family, RIP Owain Blue & Blacks legend
Clare Baker wrote
Absolute Legend of a man. You will be sorely missed ows. Love, strength and thoughts to your family xxx
Andrew Edwin Lamerton wrote
Sad sad news a great man and a great rugby player, I had the pleasure to play with you and against you. You will surely be missed RIP my friend x
Jaime Moya wrote
How very sad. Sincere condolences to the family and thanks for the memories Owain. What a player.
Adrian Cummins wrote
Absolute legend, one of the most consistent players that has played for Cardiff. Off the pitch a true gent. RIP sincere condolences to the family xx
Lisa Rodrigues Edwards wrote
Condolences to Ange and family not only was he a great player, he was an excellent coach!
Kevin Matthews wrote
Devastating news, great player, 2 play with, but a real top man 2, rip Owen, he will be missed by many
Gee Whizz wrote
Sad news… Remember his helpful manner when he was playing senior rugby and I was playing my first game out of youth at Glamorgan Wanderers… Taken too young..RIP.
Jason Griffiths wrote
Such a massive lose. Never got the recognition he deserved as a player. Give 100% from the moment he stepped on the field to the final whistle.
Kenneth Fourie wrote
R.I.P to a really great guy on and off the field! #teammates
Gareth Huw James wrote
So sorry to read of the passing of Owain Williams. Great player who I enjoyed watching over many years. My condolences to his family and friends.
Anne Griffiths wrote
So, so sad to hear of Owain’s passing. I had the privilege of playing with him at Bridgend, Cardiff and Wales. He was a tremendous player and just the best company. Condolences to his family. Rest in Peace Ows you will be deeply missed Mike Griffiths.
Marc Horton wrote
Absolutely loved watching him play, extremely talented and clearly a favourite at the club, he was also one of my favourites. My sincere condolences to all his family and friends
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