10 Jul 2009

Bleddyn Williams hailed

9:26 am on 10 July 2009

The Welsh Rugby Union president Dennis Gethin says the game has lost one of its great men with the death of Bleddyn Williams, the last man to lead Wales to victory over the All Blacks.

Williams, known as the 'Prince of Centres', made 22 appearances for Wales between 1947 and 1955 and led Cardiff and then his country to victory over the 1953 All Blacks .

He also played for the British and Irish Lions, leading them in two Tests against the All Blacks in 1950.

Bleddyn Williams died after a short illness. He was 86.