JPR Williams, Wales and Lions rugby union great, dies aged 74

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  • Williams widely regarded as one of the sport’s finest players
  • Lauded for role in triumphant 1971 and 1974 Lions tours

Welsh rugby has lost another iconic 1970s legend following the death of JPR Williams at the age of 74.

The full-back, who played 55 times for his country and also made eight Test appearances for the British & Irish Lions, was a pivotal member of the Wales side which won three Five Nations grand slams in eight seasons between 1971 and 1978.

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Written by Robert Kitson
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