Reports: “A number of NRL clubs circling” Warrington Wolves star

Recently England star George Williams said that you can’t write off a potential return to the NRL for the former Canberra Raiders halfback.

Williams left the Raiders mid-way through 2021 for the Warrington Wolves who have struggled in 2022.

That said, Williams was outstanding for England in the Rugby League World Cup notching 13 assists and scoring three tries as England made the semi-finals, a game in which he was nearly the hero.

Williams was also on the short list for the golden boot award and was named in the team of the tournament ahead of the likes of Nathan Cleary and Jahrome Hughes.

This has helped spark interest from NRL clubs with the Daily Telegraph reporting that “a number of NRL clubs are circling” the former Wigan Warriors halfback ahead of a potential move in 2024.

Williams still has two seasons left on his current deal which means any NRL club wanting to sign him would have to pay a fee.

This is the same situation as Wigan Warriors star and Williams’ England teammate John Bateman who is reportedly being chased by Wests Tigers.

The Tigers are set to pay $250,000 to compensate Wigan if Bateman was to make the switch over to the NRL for the second time having played with Williams at Canberra Raiders in 2020 prior to leaving partly due to the pandemic.

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22 days ago

He came home because he was homesick, why would that be different if he went again?