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Monday, May 14, 2007

JPR Williams gets his face stamped in vs the All Blacks

JPR Williams - face stamped

Playing for Bridgend against the All Blacks in 1978, Williams was caught at the bottom of a ruck, where he was stamped on by the opposing prop John Ashworth and had a hole torn in his cheek.

Unfazed, Williams, a trained surgeon, retired from the pitch, stitched up his own injuries, and returned to the field. What a legend.

Adi Jacobs of the Sharks suffered a similar fate against the Blues, but it was purely accidental as Doug Howlett's foot came down on his face after a tackle. You can view the video of it here.

Posted by Rugbydump at 10:46 am | View Comments (27)

Doug Howlett stamps on Adi Jacobs

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Anonymous May 16, 2007 12:35 pm

a true rugby legend

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Dollfacerugger May 16, 2007 7:04 pm


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Howesy May 19, 2007 1:13 am


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Anonymous May 25, 2007 12:09 pm

tell ye wot if sum1 did at til me i wud go crazy,wot an asshole,no need for at at all!!!hand down til im he just walked away as if nuthin happend haha lol!!

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Anonymous June 16, 2007 5:58 pm

seriously hard Welsh and British rugby legend

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Anonymous June 27, 2007 10:46 pm

real men imagine a footballer gettin stamped like that he'd die!

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rob July 15, 2007 9:54 am

complete legend. henson could do with taking a leaf out of jpr's book

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Anonymous August 12, 2007 8:47 pm

i think a football player wud b to wurried about their hair haha

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Anonymous September 22, 2007 6:41 pm

a true hard welsh :) a few need take some tips from him

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RS October 17, 2007 4:44 pm

Outstanding player, and enormous individual. I'm now reading his book "A life in Rugby", and learning about is life and attitude concerning the game I understand more and more his sucess, and the sucess of the Welsh golden teams of the 70's.As someone said, HARD AS NAILS.

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Anonymous October 22, 2007 9:50 pm

Its been said before. JPR was hard as nails. he wasnt even all that big, bloody fearless. great tackler. legend.

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Anonymous October 25, 2007 6:06 pm

Well thats bloody All Blacks for ya. Dirty, rotten bastards who never play clean and fair.Hahaha the twats got shown by France!

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Anonymous November 05, 2007 9:38 am

whats the name of this song?

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Anonymous December 06, 2007 10:15 pm

dirty,cheating twats! good on yer jpr

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Cheyanqu January 02, 2008 2:06 am

It's Rage Against the Machine.Can't recall the song track though.

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Bennn March 31, 2008 11:59 pm

im from bridgend and this guys my doctor .. and a rugby legend

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angus April 02, 2008 9:57 pm

To RS, his book is called given the breaks, isnt it.

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lrgscrazyhorse April 22, 2008 7:51 pm

who was it who played on in sum final with a broken shoulder...? he is a true legend!

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jonnys91 April 24, 2008 6:09 pm

The song is called sleep now in the fire by Ratm and Jpr legend!!

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Anonymous November 03, 2008 9:38 am

definately isnt sleep now in the fire

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jonnys91 November 03, 2008 3:17 pm

Trust me anonymous it is sleep now in the fire!!

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Anonymous April 21, 2010 5:57 pm

the songs called Testify

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Anonymous April 27, 2010 8:19 pm

tough man

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WelshSheep September 06, 2011 4:04 pm

Seriously tough guy, imagine stitching your own face and then going back on to play...legend for sure :D

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brookmcg September 06, 2011 4:35 pm

Props to JPR and truly someone that todays generation should see and admire... Pure class and a character...

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gus September 20, 2011 5:31 am

Let's never forget that incident.

It was a complete disgrace. Just about the only rugby item I can remember from the 1970's. The attitude of the All Blacks management was a disgrace. The player was pratically congratulated. I have no time for the AB's - their arrogance is limitless.

JPR was an iconic player. One of the few with a brain and heralded all over the British Isles.

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Jim the Taf AUS June 22, 2015 11:47 pm

Found this site by accident while looking up JPR name.
I also remember this incident and feeling so disgusted by it , all my respect and admiration for the AB went out the window.
A fantastic player , What guts.

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