What a season George Williams has had with Canberra Raiders in the NRL.
The 25-year-old joined the Raiders on a three-year deal from hometown club Wigan ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Williams had established himself as an elite player in Super League, scoring 61 tries in 177 games for the Warriors between 2013-19 as well as earning 11 caps for Great Britain and England in the process.
The former Ince Rose Bridge and Wigan St Patricks junior burst onto the NRL scene in a round one win over Gold Coast Titans and has flourished in the NRL ever since.
Williams scored seven tries and provided 15 assists in 22 appearances for Canberra in 2020.
The Lancastrian built up a stunning partnership in the halves alongside Jack Wighton, who went on to win the Dally M Medal for being the NRL’s best player this term.
A remarkable ability that Williams possesses is that he is as good in defence as he is in attack. He made 475 tackles this season, with an average of 21 per game and his tackle efficiency was at 88.4%. Williams is one of the best halves at defending that you’ll see.
Williams and Wighton have fantastic running games and the pair have terrorised opposition defences with their quick feet.
Williams’ average running metres were 68 per game in 2020, and his kicking game was as equally impressive, with the Englishman forcing 19 drop outs.
Ricky Stuart’s side only lost seven games of the 22 that Williams played in. Although the Raiders won’t end the year with silverware after suffering defeat to Melbourne in the preliminary finals, Williams can certainly be proud of his efforts in his first season Down Under.
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