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The Newcastle Knights have launched a brave bid to sign England Test five-eighth George Williams, as reported by nine.com.au.

Rated one of the better playmakers across Britain, Williams played in last year’s World Cup, and at 23, already has seven Test caps to his name.

With Brock Lamb and Jack Cogger both departing the Knights, the club is on the search for a world class five-eighth to partner with Mitchell Pearce and believe they have found their man in Williams.

Williams is still under contract with Wigan for 2019 but the club is believed to be prepared to release him – because Adrian Lam, the club’s new head coach, may bring in his own son.

Lachlan Lam is a Papua New Guinea international and is  also starring for the Sydney Roosters in the lower grades.

Wigan will still want a transfer fee and that could prove a stumbling block to the deal being processed.

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