Williams extends Salford contract

Salford winger Rhys Williams has extended his contract until the end of 2023.

The experienced Wales international was signed from London Broncos ahead of last season, having previously played for Warrington and Australian side Central Queensland Capras, where he spent the 2014 season.

Williams featured in Friday’s 16-6 Super League defeat at Wigan, one of 38 appearances for the Red Devils, for whom he has scored eleven tries.

“As long as I’m happy and I’m enjoying being around the team and working hard for them, that’s good enough for me,” said the 31-year-old, who has played in two World Cups and 30 time for Wales overall.

“I pride myself on my consistency and professionalism, and I aim to continue bringing that every week to put in a good performance come game day.”

Salford coach Richard Marshall said: “I’m delighted to have Rhys extend his stay here, as one of my main goals for 2022 and onwards is to keep the core of our squad together.

“Rhys is an established international player and is consistently good on the wing each week.”

Salford were 6-4 up at half-time at Wigan, and Marshall said: “I think we’ve competed with every team in the competition at stages in games, but the reality is you get what you deserve.

“We deserve to be near the bottom of the table; our lack of discipline – certainly towards the back end of tackle counts – cost us.

“We’ve got to work on our tackle technique and understand the consequences of giving away penalties.”

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