Ex-Wakefield Trinity and Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams reportedly set to return to Super League

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Ex-Wakefield Trinity halfback Sam Williams is reportedly set to return to Super League for 2023.

Williams is one of six players that the Canberra Raiders have not given an NRL contract too for next season and beyond, but he is the only one to not have a club locked in.

Well, that could be all about to change as the 31-year-old is reportedly heading back to Super League.

The 31-year-old has made over 100 NRL appearances after three different spells with the Green Machine as well as a short stint with the St George Illawarra Dragons.

But, Super League fans will remember Williams’ name from his 24 appearances he made in a Wakefield shirt back in 2017 as well as the 12 in the Catalans Dragons jersey in 2014.

The veteran playmaker revealed earlier this season that he had offers from the UK to rejuvenate his career.

“There are opportunities over here in Australia and overseas in the Super League, but it is a decision that me and the family have to make – whether or not it is something we want to pursue,” Williams told the Canberra website.

“I’m lucky in the sense that my body has held up pretty well over the years and that I’m not moving on because I can’t get out of bed and go to training anymore.

“I don’t want to say it is the end but if there are opportunities we want to do as a family then we will look to do that too.”

It remains to be seen which Super League sides have made an offer for the halfback, though Castleford Tigers, Warrington Wolves and Wakefield themselves look to be having halfback dilemmas.

Jake Trueman is leaving the Tigers whilst Gareth Widdop has left Warrington and Jacob Miller is exiting Trinity after an incredible spell at the West Yorkshire club.

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