Rhys Williams (rugby league)

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Rhys Williams
Rhys Williams London Broncos.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Dragon, Drags
Born (1989-12-08) 8 December 1989 (age 27)
Mynydd Isa, Flintshire, Wales
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 15 st 8 lb (99 kg)
Playing information
Position Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010–13 Warrington Wolves 29 21 0 0 84
2011(loan) Crusaders RL 10 6 0 0 24
2012(loan) Castleford Tigers 8 4 0 0 16
2013(loan) Salford City Reds 18 13 0 0 52
2014 Central Queensland Capras 24 8 0 0 32
2015– London Broncos 81 56 0 0 224
Total 170 108 0 0 432
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–16 Wales 23 18 0 0 72
As of 21 June 2017
Source: [1][2]

Rhys Williams (born in Mynydd Isa, Flintshire) is a Welsh international rugby league player who currently plays for the London Broncos in the Championship. His usual position is Wing or Centre.

Background[edit]

Williams attended Argoed High School.[citation needed]

He then played rugby union for Mold RFC, and Llanelli Scarlets, before switching to rugby league.[citation needed]

Playing career[edit]

Williams playing for Warrington

Warrington Wolves[edit]

Williams scored his first try for Warrington in the 68-16 win over Salford at Murrayfield on 1 May 2010, at the Magic Weekend in Edinburgh.[3]

Crusaders RL[edit]

At the beginning of the 2011 season, Williams went back to his hometown of Wrexham to play for the Crusaders on loan. He scored his first try for the club against Salford at the Millennium Stadium on 13 February 2011, at Magic Weekend in Cardiff. After 6 games with the Welsh club, he was recalled to Warrington.

Castleford Tigers[edit]

He later spent time on loan at Castleford Tigers.

Salford City Reds[edit]

Williams went on loan to the Salford City Reds.

Central Queensland Capras[edit]

In 2014, Rhys joined the Central Queensland Capras in the Intrust Super Cup.

London Broncos[edit]

In August 2014, Williams signed a contract that would see him move back to England in 2015. He signed with a Championship club, the London Broncos.[4]

International career[edit]

Williams was named in Wales team to face England at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster prior to England's departure for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[5][6] He has subsequently earned a further 9 caps for Wales, including several games during the 2010 Alitalia European Cup. During that tournament Williams scored a hat-trick of tries against Scotland.[citation needed]

Having won the European Cup, Wales earned a spot in the 2011 Rugby League Four Nations. Again, Williams was named in the Welsh squad for the end of season tournament, and played for Wales in every match, scoring a try against Australia.

In 2012, two tries in a fixture against France saw Williams overtake Iestyn Harris to become Wales' all-time leading try scorer.[citation needed]

He played represented his country in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

In October 2014, Williams played in the 2014 European Cup.[7] He scored a try in the opening game against Scotland.[citation needed]

In October and November 2015, Williams played in the 2015 European Cup.

In October 2016, Williams played in the 2017 World Cup qualifiers, scoring two tries in the country's opening game against Serbia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Rhys Williams - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. 
  2. ^ "Players - Love Rugby League". 
  3. ^ "Salford 16-68 Warrington". BBC. 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ Association, Press (1 August 2014). "Wales’s Rhys Williams to join London Broncos after year in Australia" – via The Guardian. 
  5. ^ "Gleeson to lead new-look England". BBC. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  6. ^ "Crusaders dominate Wales' squad". BBC. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  7. ^ "RLEF..". www.rlef.eu.com. 

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