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The Canberra Raiders have confirmed the signing of England International half George Williams on a three-year deal commencing in 2020.

Williams has played 172 Super League matches for the Wigan Warriors since making his debut in 2013, winning two Super League championships with Wigan in 2016 and 2018, alongside current Raiders forward John Bateman.

He’s also excelled at test level for England, representing his nation on 10 occasions.

Raiders CEO Don Furner said the club was excited about Williams joining the Raiders in 2020 and wished him all the best for the remainder of his time with Wigan.

“George is an experienced half who joins us after a very successful career with Wigan in the Super League,” Furner said. “The clubs had success in recent times in recruiting proven performers from the Super League and we believe George will fit into our system like others have.

“The club would like to wish George all the best for the remainder of the season with Wigan and we look forward to him joining us for pre-season training.”

Speaking about his future move on, Williams said:

“Firstly, I want to say a massive thanks to everyone at Wigan Warriors for everything they have done for me. Those people who have supported me, coached me and played with me – I really appreciated your support.

“I’ve been at Wigan since I was 12-years-old and I have managed to live my dream playing 170+ games and winning two Grand Final’s for my hometown Club, along the way making some incredible memories and friends for life.

“Another dream of mine was always to play and to test myself in the NRL so I want to thank Ian Lenagan and Kris Radlinski for their understanding in allowing me to do this. It is something I have always wanted to pursue and playing in the NRL is a big goal of mine, so I’m excited and very much looking forward to the massive challenge ahead.

“Most importantly, although I will leave at the end of the season it doesn’t change my attitude for the remaining games of this year. I will give everything I’ve got to go out on the highest and best way possible with my best mates.”

Full Article available on Wigan Warriors website HERE

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