Warrington Wolves star’s former club “questioning if they misjudged” George Williams situation

Warrington Wolves star and former Wigan Warriors halfback George Williams really caught the eye in the Rugby League World Cup.

After a difficult season for the Wire, the halfback was excellent for England not showing the form of a player who had just finished 11th but rather the form of a world class halfback.

He scored three tries, assisted 13 and made 101 metres on average per game.

He was nominated for the Golden Boot prior to being named in Team of the Tournament ahead of the likes of Jahrome Luai and Nathan Cleary.

This led to speculation that he could return to the NRL especially when he told Fox League to not write off a return down under.

Warrington and denied that any move is likely due to the fact that he has two years left on his current contract at the club leaving the Wolves frustrated by the speculation.

Another club left frustrated by the situation is his former NRL club Canberra Raiders. They released him mid way through 2021 due to home sickness in what was described as an “emotional” situation at the club.

They subsequently didn’t place a clause in his contract that should he return they would have the first refusual to his services.

This has left the club wondering if they “misjudged” the situation.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported: “George Williams has been spreading the word that he wants a second stint in the NRL, leaving the Raiders questioning if they misjudged the England star’s intentions. Williams was very emotional when explaining his homesickness – so much so that the Raiders thought he’d never return to the NRL.”

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