Former Super League star enjoys success in different sport

Sam Williams has spent plenty of time with the Canberra Raiders but another stint with the club has now come to an end.

He started his career with them in 2011 making 42 appearances in the Australian capital prior to a move to St George Illawarra Dragons which perhaps didn’t yield the play time he wanted prompting a switch to Super League with the Catalans Dragons at the end of 2014.

He then returned to Canberra Raiders prior to a year long stint with Wakefield Trinity in 2017 making 24 appearances, scoring six tries and 26 goals before once again returning to the Canberra Raiders in 2018.

But after tempting former St Helens star Sio Soliola back to the Raiders after one year in retirement, Williams has left the Raiders for pastures new.

He has joined Queanbeyan Kangaroos for next year as Captain Coach rejecting Super League interest to do so.

However, now no longer playing in the NRL he has tried his hand at Cricket again.

He recently notched up a century playing for North Canberra Gungahlin in the Australian Capital Territory’s first-grade premier cricket competition taking the opportunity to get back into cricket,

“I know that I missed out on a large portion of my career because I didn’t get to play cricket,” Williams told the Canberra Times.

“I wanted to try and get a score before the window closes. It was massive achieving that on Saturday.

“It was going to be a hollow feeling if we didn’t get the result. The innings would have meant nothing to myself and the team. Once we got through the final over it was a bit of relief. We didn’t win but sometimes a draw is just as exciting.”

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