His future was under a cloud but Sam Williams will remain with the Canberra Raiders for two more seasons until 2021.
Off-contract, it was solid performances both in first-grade and for Mounties, that convinced staff he was their man.
Having made the grand final last season, the Raiders premiership window is open and Williams is pleased to b a part of it.
“I was always comfortable about getting the deal done and its an exciting time to be involved with the club,” Williams said.
“We’ve got a good squad and we’re in a position now where we can threaten for a title next year.
“I’m happy to play whatever role I can in getting the trophy down to Raiders HQ.”
With a strong squad, a strong affinity to the area and a chance to play first-grade, the decision was made for Williams.
“Canberra’s always been home for me, the clubs always been good to me and I’ve had a good relationship with everyone here,” he said.
“Professional sport can always take you to different places, but to have two more years here and be part of a squad that has a lot of ability is exciting.”
With halves so crucial, Williams’ experience is what excites the club the most.
“Sam’s always been the utmost professional when it’s come to his time at the club and the way in which he’s been able to approach his game and his attitude is something we value as an organisation,” Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said.
“Sam’s a very experienced first grade player who has a lot to offer to the squad and a player who always comes in and does a great job for the team.”