Ex-St Helens man says Warrington Wolves halfback has been “world class” for England

Since the George Williams transfer saga began midway through 2021, things have been tough on the ex-Wigan Warriors halfback.

The circus around his future can’t have been fun whilst his time at Warrington hasn’t yielded the success many thought it would.

However, now in an England shirt and reunited with Shaun Wane, Williams looks back to his absolute best and for former St Helens man Jon Wilkin he has been “world class” in the opening two games of the World Cup.

He also said that he didn’t think Williams had been “as bad as Warrington” in 2022 and that with the right players around him he’s back to his best which is surely the reason why Daryl Powell has led a rebuild at the Halliwell Jones this winter.

Wilkin explained his thought on Williams on BBC yesterday: “He has been in such a bad team this year, Warrington have had an awful season.

“I think George Williams hasn’t been as bad as Warrington have.

“I think he has been one of their better players. But you put players around him that are in good for and he looks world class doesn’t he?

“He has been world class in the first two games for me.”

He also identified the asset of Williams’ game that has shone through in the World Cup and enabled him to be at his best: “That’s why George Williams is playing well, he’s running the ball more for England than he has a lot of the year for England and it’s bringing the best out of him.”

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