John Williams
Retired from NRL

Williams set to retire from the NRL

Cronulla Sharks winger John Williams has announced his retirement from the NRL.

Williams was undecided as to his future direction in the game, however he made his decision known to the club yesterday (Thursday).

A Parramatta junior and the brother of Manly Sea Ealges winger David ‘Wolfman’ Williams, John debuted in the NRL for the Eels back in 2005 in a round 17 match against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

From there he went on to play 104 NRL games at four different clubs – the Parramatta Eels, Sydney Roosters, North Queensland Cowboys and then Sharks – overcoming a serious neck injury along the way.

A member of the Sharks side beaten in week one of the finals this year by the Canberra Raiders, Williams enjoyed two seasons at the Sharks, playing 32 games, crossing for 12 tries and kicking 27 goals.

This season he became a regular on the Sharks left flank, scoring six tries in 19 appearances.