The Canberra Raiders have signed their former half back Sam Williams to a two year deal.
The 23-year-old Cooma Stallions junior played 42 games for the Raiders between 2011-2013, before an ill-fated stint at the St George Illawarra Dragons that saw him play just 4 games before being shown the door mid season when the club signed Benji Marshall. He became a Dragon again, signing with the Catalans Dragons in the European Super League where he played 9 games.
After a stop-start career to date, Williams has a chance to finally secure a regular first grade spot at the club where he made his debut three years ago. He will battle the likes of former halves partners Josh McCrone and Terry Campese and rising star Mitch Cornish for a first grade spot in 2015.
“The Raiders are my home club with some of my best mates and a club I’ve always wanted to see successful so I’d love to be a part of any success we have in the future,” Williams said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work hard to try and earn a place in the team next season,” Williams told the club website.
With a number of promising juniors tasting first grade in 2014, Williams says he wants to be part of a successful new era at the Raiders.