(born October 3, 1950 in Auckland, New Zealand
) is a former New Zealand rugby union
footballer and coach of the Samoan
national rugby team.
Williams went to school in Mt Albert Grammar School
, where he started his rugby career. He became an All Black
in 1970 as a wing and distinguished himself in the 1970 South African
Rugby Tour where he was a sensation, scoring 14 tries in his 13 appearances and in the international series he scored in each of the first and fourth Tests.
Williams international rugby career lasted from 1970 to 1978 in which he played 113 matches (including 38 international Tests) and scored 66 tries
in all matches as an All Black (ten tries in Tests) which was a record until beaten by John Kirwan
After he retired from rugby, he coached a number of club sides in New Zealand. During the 1990s onwards, he has been the national rugby coach for Samoa., he is married and has two sons Gavin and Paul, who also play rugby union, Gavin plays internationally for Samoa and plays club for French side US Dax and his other son Paul played for the Auckland Super 14
side the Blues
before playing for Sale in the English Premiership and debuting for Samoa in 2010. Williams now coaches at the Ponsonby Rugby Club and the Mt Albert Grammar School