London Broncos sign Rhys Williams
London Broncos have continued their recruitment for 2015, after they confirmed the signing of Welsh international Rhys Williams on a two-year contract.
Williams is the latest Super League star to commit to Championship Rugby League for next year, and the former Warrington Wolves back will provide Joey Grima’s squad with more top level experience as they look to bounce back into Super League at the first attempt.
Williams has been playing in Australia in 2014, plying his trade for Central Queensland Capras in the Intrust Super Cup. He has played 13 times for Wales including two games in last year’s RLWC2013 against USA and Italy.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Broncos next season,” he said. “The challenge of getting back into Super League is one I’m looking forward to as well as playing under Joey. His enthusiasm certainly shines through and his plans for changing the culture at the club are exciting.”
“This alongside living in London, where my brother and sister won’t be too far away, is a big advantage after being in Australia for a year.
“I’m looking forward to playing alongside Josh Cordoba. He’s played under Joey before and is an experienced player who will know the standards that Joey will set in order for the culture to change to make this team successful. He could be very instrumental in doing this.”
Head coach Joey Grima is delighted to add Williams to his squad saying: “I’m really pleased that Rhys will join us next season. He will add some pace to our back line and has the versatility, strength and speed to play at centre and wing.
“Rhys will move from Australia to London in time for our pre-season which begins at the start of November as we prepare for the season ahead in the Championship.”