Sam Williams (rugby league)

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Sam Williams
Sam Williams at an Raiders autograph session at Bolton Park.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Sammy
Born (1991-03-18) 18 March 1991 (age 25)
Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Halfback, Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2011–13 Canberra Raiders 42 8 0 0 32
2014 St. George Illawarra Dragons 7 0 5 0 10
2014 Catalans Dragons 10 4 29 0 74
2015–16 Canberra Raiders 29 8 3 3 41
2017– Wakefield Trinity 1 0 2 0 4
Total 89 20 39 3 161
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 NSW Country 1 0 0 0 0
As of 12 February 2017
Source: [1]

Sam Williams (born 18 March 1991 in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia) is a professional English Super League player for the Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 1378) of the English Super League who plays the position of halfback. Sam previously played 65 games for the Canberra Raiders and 4 for the St. George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League. [2]

National Youth Competition[edit]

A Cooma Colts junior, Sam Williams boarded at St Gregory's College for his secondary schooling and played for the Junior Kangaroo's in 2010. Sam debuted for the Canberra Raiders in the National Youth Competition in 2009 and was selected in the team of the year in 2010, he was also previously the National Youth Competition Captain.

NRL career[edit]

Sam has played 65 first grade matches for the Canberra Raiders and 4 for the St. George Illawarra Dragons. Sam has scored 12 first grade tries. Sam made his NRL debut for the Canberra Raiders against the Cronulla Sharks in round 1 of the 2011 NRL season due to an injury sustained by then Canberra Raiders first choice halfback Matt Orford. Williams impressed on his debut with a strong all round performance that earned him the man of the match award. In round 6 of the season Orford was again ruled out through injury, giving Williams another opportunity in first grade, in this game against the North Queensland Cowboys Williams was sent to the sin bin for a professional foul. Later in the season Sam managed to cement his spot as the first choice number of seven.

In July 2013, Williams signed a 1-year contract with the St. George Illawarra Dragons starting in 2014.[3]

In June 2014, after only being selected for 4 games in 13 rounds for the St. George Illawarra Dragons, Williams joined the Catalans Dragons in the Super League on a 1-year contract effective immediately.[4]

He returned to the Canberra Raiders in 2015 on a two-year deal.[5]

In round 2 of the 2016 NRL season, Williams wore a special James Bond themed jersey with the number 007 on the back. He would kick the match winning field goal in that game with the Raiders winning 21-20.[6]

In September 2016, Williams was named at halfback in the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team of the Year.

Later in 2016, Sam rejected a new contract offer with the Canberra Raiders and signed a 1-year contract with English Super League club Wakefield Trinity that will see him there until 2017.

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