MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: George Williams of the Wigan Warriors in action during the BetFred Super League Grand Final between Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford on October 13, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

According to Fox Sports, the Canberra Raiders have signed English halfback George Williams for next season.

The 24-year-old will join the club on a three-year deal, although it has been continually denied by the Raiders hierarchy.

English players have been openly discussing Williams moving down under for the past couple of weeks.

Williams has played for the Wigan Warriors in the English Super League for the past six years.

He has played 160 games for the club and was contracted with the side until 2021.

However, Canberra is believed to have paid a transfer fee for the player, similar to the type of deal they struck with John Bateman last year.

Williams will join other English internationals in the team, including Bateman, Josh Hodgson, Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Unbelievable. Ricky Stuart and the Canberra hierarchy have worked out how to entice England’s best to come out and play in Australia. The answer is climate. One cold hole in England to another but better looking cold climate in the wonderful FRESH air of the A.C.T.

    Well done Raiders. I love watching the cream of the Poms playing in the NRLπŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. Stacked with pommy internationals. They just need the burgess boys and wayne bennett coaching them and they can call themselves the English Lions. Raiders have been taking tips from roosters on how to fit these guys under a sombrero.

  3. Stacked with pommy internationals. They just need the burgess boys and wayne bennett coaching them and they can call themselves the English Lions. Raiders have been taking tips from roosters on how to fit these guys under a sombrero.

  4. I thought nrl rules were if a team pays a transfer fee to an English club that that transfer fee amount also fell on the salary cap? Anyone heard or know of this

  5. @manwank78, you didnt even have the goolies to back manly against the Bulldogs πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ€£

  6. Bet against Parra and lose ? TWICE ??
    πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ€£ the irony !
    thats how you get kicked out of LMS little bobby πŸ‘

  7. With all these Englishmen playing in the NRL. I reckon the next test series against the Pommies will be a cliff hanger. These blokes can play and being NRL match fit will really test us Aussies. Can we have a 3 test series soon please. πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±

  8. He looks really good. Will really fit the Raiders club but only problem is how does he fit the team. Sam Williams is most likely to get dropped but he’s been playing some good footy. Raiders once Sezer is gone should also just add a depth forward on the real cheap and they will be right up there top 4 next year

  9. You are a Royal Clown Navisadog. Here go look at yourself. 🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑🀑

  10. There was once a time where the next English players would come out and be back within 6 months due to the higher standard over here. Now they are coming and up there with some of The NRLs best.

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