John Williams (rugby league)

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John Williams
John Williams Sharks.jpg
Personal information
Full nameJohn Williams
Born (1985-01-05) 5 January 1985 (age 34)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–06 Parramatta Eels 6 5 0 0 20
2007 Sydney Roosters 12 5 0 0 20
2008–10 North Queensland 54 23 48 0 188
2011–12 Cronulla-Sutherland 32 12 27 0 102
Total 104 45 75 0 330
Source: [1]

John Williams (born 5 January 1985, in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s. He played as a winger in the National Rugby League for the Parramatta Eels, Sydney Roosters, North Queensland Cowboys and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[2]

Williams is the older brother of Australian international rugby league player, David Williams. He was given the choice to play first grade cricket but instead he chose to play rugby league. Williams was considered to be a rugby league journeymen, joining four clubs over his eight-year career.

While he was a fringe player for a large part of his career, 2008 was certainly a highlight for Williams. Williams was a regular starter and leading point scorer for the Cowboys in that year with 96 points. Over his three years at the Cowboys Williams played a total of 54 games, making it easily the most successful stage of his career.

In October 2010, Williams signed with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks for the 2011 NRL season.

In 2012, he announced his retirement at the age of 27. Following his retirement, he was one of seventeen Sharks players found guilty of using illegal substances under the club's 2011 supplements program, having a twelve-month suspension (which had already expired due to backdating) recorded against his name.[3]


  1. ^ "John Williams - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ "Official Player Numbers". Parramatta Eels.
  3. ^ Zemek, Steve (13 October 2016). "Sharks finalise ASADA deal". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 13 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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