How ex-Wakefield Trinity star nearly made a huge NRL move instead of former Huddersfield Giants man

Around month ago some surprise transfer news was confirmed: Jack Cogger would be leaving the Huddersfield Giants after two years to join NRL Champions, back to back Champions in fact, Penrith Panthers.

Cogger had a strong career at Huddersfield but for the most part operated as a third or fourth choice halfback.

That said, he did get the nod in the Challenge Cup Final against Wigan Warriors.

An underrated player he will be a superb understudy to two of the world’s finest in the shape of Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai.

However, that role nearly went to another former Super League player.

Sam Williams enjoyed spells at both Catalans Dragons and Wakefield Trinity in Super League but is best known for his time at Belle Vue in Super League.

According to the notorious Mole of Wide World of Sports, it was nearly Williams who made the move.

In the end, has signed on as captain-coach with the Queanbeyan Kangaroos but according to the Mole the deal came close with Sean O’Sullivan leaving the club for the Dolphins and leaving the Premiers with need of halfback cover moving into 2023.

But despite it being close to being Williams it will indeed be Cogger.

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