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RIP
Legendary Wales, British and Irish Lions and Llanelli wing JJ Williams has died at the age of 72.

He scored 12 tries in 30 Tests as Wales won four Five Nations titles, including two Grand Slams, during the 1970s.

A former sprinter who represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games, Williams also scored five tries in seven Tests for the Lions across two tours.

One of his former clubs, Bridgend, confirmed the news on Thursday morning.

They tweeted: "All at Bridgend Ravens are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player JJ Williams.

"Our thoughts are with JJ's family and friends at this tough time."

Former Wales second row Craig Quinnell was another to pay tribute, tweeting: "It's with a heavy heart I write this. My God father. My friend. My mentor and a inspiration to me passed away today. He was a legend to all.
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RIP a true Welsh and Lions legend. A contender for fastest Rugby player ever?

On that note I suppose we will sadly be seeing many more of the legendary 70's Lions tourists reaching the end in the on coming years :(
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You think this is a rugby forum or something?
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eldanielfire wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:08 pm RIP a true Welsh and Lions legend. A contender for fastest Rugby player ever?

On that note I suppose we will sadly be seeing many more of the legendary 70's Lions tourists reaching the end in the on coming years :(
It's incredible how many are still going with the free booze for 50 years to be honest!
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eldanielfire wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:08 pm RIP a true Welsh and Lions legend. A contender for fastest Rugby player ever?

On that note I suppose we will sadly be seeing many more of the legendary 70's Lions tourists reaching the end in the on coming years :(
Don't be silly. He ran track for Wales and could only make the 100m relay team so he wasn't that Fast. Nigel Walker was a hurdler and he is still officially the 3rd fastest Welshman over 100m.
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RIP one of the greats.
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This was lovely. The delay and step with all that cover https://youtu.be/qG3gCOOUh80
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EverReady wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:59 pm This was lovely. The delay and step with all that cover https://youtu.be/qG3gCOOUh80
Three planted with that delay. Genius. So many happy (and not so happy when they were playing Ireland) memories of watching rugby with my Dad and Uncle and that Welsh 70's side and this man featured large. How could a kid not fall in love with rugby...
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am All time Great Lions wing RIP
What was the cause of his death?
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Don't tell me he died of covid, 72 is not that old. He was still in good health last time I saw him on tv.
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Only 12 tries , half Dan Lugers record for a similar number of caps, and less than josh Adams so far with less caps.
RIP all the same tho
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Sad.
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RIP JJ
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backrow wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:18 pm Only 12 tries , half Dan Lugers record for a similar number of caps, and less than josh Adams so far with less caps.
RIP all the same tho
JJ >>>> Luger

Any halfwit knows that.
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A Llanelli, Wales and Lions great. Makes me terribly sad. Saw him so many times at Stradey. He murdered the Boks on the '74 tour.
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rKihgars wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:12 pm Don't tell me he died of covid, 72 is not that old. He was still in good health last time I saw him on tv.
Bobby Ball died of Covid yesterday I think 76
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2020 can fecking do one
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:26 pm
rKihgars wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:12 pm Don't tell me he died of covid, 72 is not that old. He was still in good health last time I saw him on tv.
Bobby Ball died of Covid yesterday I think 76
They were doing sleeping beauty in panto this year. Rock on, Bobby.
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:26 pm
rKihgars wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:12 pm Don't tell me he died of covid, 72 is not that old. He was still in good health last time I saw him on tv.
Bobby Ball died of Covid yesterday I think 76
Yeah, I remember Cannon and Ball in my early childhood. RIP!
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sad day :((

one of the greats i grew up supporting.

rip.
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Bugger - excellent player who could make a gap and take it.
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He was a decent international.
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EverReady wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:59 pm This was lovely. The delay and step with all that cover https://youtu.be/qG3gCOOUh80
God rugby was so messy back then. :lol:

RIP.
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What was the cause of his death? He was quite young.
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EverReady wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:59 pm This was lovely. The delay and step with all that cover https://youtu.be/qG3gCOOUh80
That is awesome

So much hair!
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Sad. That's too young nowadays.

Never heard him called anything but J.J., so looked him up - John James he was.
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It was specifically to distinguish him from JPR when they started playing together; both Johns.

Similar to why Wyn was emphasised with AWJ when we first started. His mother complained at the time that he's only ever Alun to her!
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mdaclarke wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:54 pm What was the cause of his death? He was quite young.
Speed. Too much pace, according to video evidence.
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Enzedder wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:17 pm Bugger - excellent player who could make a gap and take it.
10.6s for 100m would do that.
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Short Man Syndrome wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:39 pm
mdaclarke wrote: Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:54 pm What was the cause of his death? He was quite young.
Speed. Too much pace, according to video evidence.
JPR said he heard he had a few ops recently, so obvs was ill.
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