Cap No 1147
Tomos Williams took his first steps on the rugby field at Treorchy at the age of seven. He was coached by his father, Steve, all the way up to youth level and made a couple of appearances for the Zebras’ 1st XV before committing himself to the Cardiff Blues.
He won Welsh caps at U18 level from Coleg y Cymoedd and then made 18 appearances at U20 level over two seasons. He made his Wales Sevens debut as a 19-year-old in the Japan leg of the 2013/14 World Series and went on to play in tournaments on the Gold Coast, in South Africa, and Dubai.
Capped by Wales at Under 16 in basketball, he opted for rugby and made his Blues regional debut off the bench as an 18-year-old in a 31-10 home defeat to Munster on 23 November, 2013. Five years later he scored a crucial try for the Blues in their European Challenge Cup final victory over Gloucester in Bilbao as the capital region claimed their second continental trophy in May, 2018.
His first call-up to the senior Wales squad came ahead of the 2017 summer Test matches against Tonga and Samoa. He sat on the bench for the game against Samoa in Apia, but his international bow didn’t come until a year later. That was on the summer tour to the USA and Argentina when he scored a vital try in the 22-20 win over South Africa at the RFK Stadium in Washington DC.
He was again on the score sheet when he was selected for his next start in the 2018 autumn triumph over Tonga and he claimed another try on his Six Nations debut as Wales battled back to beat France in Paris on 1 February, 2019.