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    Posted: 08 February 2007 at 9:00am
News came this morning of the death of Former Neath and Wales prop Brian Williams who died suddenly. This is shocking news and puts the game into perspective somewhat. I'm sure we all remember those classic Scarlet v Neath matches of the late 80's and early 90's where Brian was would be a constant thorn in our side. My sympathies go to his family.

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Whatever anyone thinks of the Neath side of that era this man was a huge character and a wonderfully committed and passionate player who never gave less than 100%.

Thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad news.

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real shock, great player, very sad news

had a massive heart attack 10pm last nite - only 46

my sympathies to the family

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very sad news indeed. i am sure all our thoughts are with his family.
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sad sad news he was on the ferry last year to ireland when we went racing in wexford very very nice bloke plenty of time to talk to us no airs or graces,thoughts go out to his wife and family.
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used to love that side very sad. him and that hooker were like 2 peas in a pod
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Absolutely every bit of condolence. Shocking news and such a loss at that age. My thoughts go to the Williams family. Pob bendith.
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Never liked the Neath side but always respected the commitment shown by especially Brian, Kevin and John. Very sad news which puts everything into perspective.
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Awful news. My sympathies go to his family.


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Yes, I agree. This is absolutely terrible news and very sad indeed.

Condolances to his family, friends and many, many fans.

 

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Tragic, great player.

If my memory serves my correct then he must go down in modern history as one of the lightest most powerful props in world rugby. 12st at International Rugby powering through 17/18st men?

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Excellent player. Condolences to his family
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but the post has done a great article , including a story about brian wrestling a bull to the floor

".......Brian Williams, who has passed away suddenly, could never resist a challenge, even when it involved wrestling a bull in the south of France.The episode happened on a Neath rugby tour.

''We were in Beziers and a few of us went out to a farm where some farmers goaded us to tangle with their young bulls,'' remembers Lyn Jones, now Ospreys coach, who was a former team-mate of Williams. ''A few of us considered it, but backed off pretty sharpish.

''Brian was different. He took the challenge personally and was determined to have a go. A few minutes later the bull was wrestled to the floor, job done.''

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I PLAYED AGAINST HIM FOR FELINFOEL IN THE SWALEC CUP ALTHOUGH A PYSICAL AND HARD MAN HE WAS NEVER DIRTY PLAYER GENT ON AND OFF THE FEILD SYMPATHY TO THE WILLIAMS FAMILY 
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One of my heroes was old bri'. He was the last of the old school, who scornned at gyms seeing a hard days work as the best way to get fit! Hell of a player and a real hard man. He was one of the players you will always think of when you think back to the great neath team of the 90's. He will be missed. My thoughts go to his family and Neath RFC! Rest in peace Bri'

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