Warrington ace George Williams fit to face former club Wigan

George Williams Warrington Wolves

Warrington coach Daryl Powell has confirmed half-back George Williams will return from injury to face his former club Wigan on Friday night.

The England international has missed Warrington’s last three matches through injury.

But Williams will return to the field on Friday night against his hometown club Wigan.

Powell said: “He has trained today and yesterday so he should be okay if nothing untoward happens and he pulls up alright.

“He was close last week but it was probably a game too early. It will be great to get him back out there, I thought the team did great in his absence.

“He is a high quality player and is coming up against his old team so he will be looking forward to it.

“He just has to do what George Williams does so if he does that then he adds massively to the team.

“George just likes getting out there, playing the game and expressing himself. There is always an extra spring in your step when you come up against your old team and it will be just that this week for George.”

George Williams background

Williams came through the ranks at Wigan. He made 178 appearances for the Warriors between 2012-19 before moving Down Under with NRL side Canberra Raiders.

The Wigan-born half-back impressed during his time in the NRL, scoring 10 tries in 32 games for the Raiders.

Williams returned to England midway through last season, signing a deal with Warrington until the end of the 2024 season.

The former Ince Rose Bridge and Wigan St Patricks junior player has won 10 caps for England on the international stage. He also represented Great Britain under then coach Wayne Bennett in 2019.

Williams, who was named Super League’s Young Player of the Year in 2015, won two Super League Grand Finals with Wigan in 2016 and 2018. He also helped the Warriors win the World Club Challenge in 2017.

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