Former Wakefield Trinity halfback rejects potential Super League switch as he joins new club

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.

In a statement from the club, they said: “The Queanbeyan Kangaroos are thrilled to announce the appointment of Sam Williams as the First Grade Captain Coach for 2023.

“Sam’s resume speaks for itself, and he proved himself as a formidable force upon joining the Roos during the 2022 season.

“We know that Sam will bring not only his talent to this role, but also the many skills required to effectively coach a side. Keep your eyes peeled on the Queanbeyan Roos next year; we can already feel the momentum building.”

He has reportedly turned down a potential return to Super League in favour of this switch due to family reasons.

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