Raiders half ignores NRL overtures and signs with Wakefield

Sam Williams

Numerous clubs around the NRL could have used a half like him in their side but Sam Williams had other ideas, joining the Wakefield Wildcats on a 1-year deal.

The 25-year old, who has this year played back-up to both Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin, is excited to join a club on the rise like Wakefield.

“I am very excited to join Wakefield, and it is a family club with such a close-knit community,” said Williams.

“I’m looking forward to being able to work with Chris Chester, I have heard good things from Josh Hodgson on his coaching and I am now excited to be a part of it and am looking forward to what the future holds.”

Williams is no stranger to the Super League, having previously played for the Catalan Dragons in 2014.

The signing of Williams will provide some competition for spots in the halves, as Wildcats coach Chris Chester praised Williams attributes.

“Sam Williams is a great signing for the club and a big coup,” said Chester.

“A number of Super League clubs were chasing his signature and I am delighted that he has chosen to play at Wakefield.

“I would like to thank Ricky Stuart and the Canberra Raiders for helping us make the signing happen. Sam will bring a wealth of experience and a good kicking game along with being a good leader on and off the field.”

Across the board, the team is pleased to have Williams on board as comments from Chairman Michael Carter suggest.

“Having spoken to Sam at length, I am delighted that this young man has agreed to join us,” said Carter.

“I look forward to seeing him don the Red, White and Blue jersey next season.”

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