Richard Williams (Dickie), Mountain Ash - Welsh Rugby
Mountain Ash in 1925 saw the birth of Richard Williams. He was later to be known as "Dickie" and started on his road to sporting greatness when in 1939 he earned his first cap for Welsh Rugby Union School boys.
Later he played for Kings College, Welsh Accies and Bristol before turning to Rugby League in 1944. Moved to Leeds where he made 233 appearances and scored 69 tries. He also played in the side that won the Cup at Wembley. The year was 1947. He represented Wales Rugby League on 10 occasions and won the first of 12 Great Britain caps in 1947. In 1950 he toured Australia and New Zealand with the British Lions and again in 1954 when he captained the side.He transferred to Hunslelt in 1953 and made 44 appearance for his new club. Retirement came in 1956.