Dual role for Rhys Williams

By Hannah Willis | 14/07/2017

Swansea RFC is delighted to confirm further enhancement of the coaching set up with the signing of Rhys Williams as both assistant backs coach, and player.

The former Wales age grade International at Under 16-20’s, joins after four seasons with Carmarthen Quins amounting 95 appearances which also included a period on loan to Newport Gwent Dragons.

Prior to joining the Quins, Williams spent two seasons respectively at Llanelli and Llandovery, and three seasons playing professionally in France for ProD2 team, Nevers. It was here that Williams had the first opportunity to try out his coaching skills working with the French college level students and rugby players.

Director of Rugby, Richard Lancaster commented; “Rhys has been a top player in the Premiership for a number of years, and as a club we feel fortunate to have secured his services. He’s taking his first steps into an official coaching role and we are looking to support that, but first and foremost, Rhys will also be an important player with us this season. He’s already having a strong influence on the squad and we’re excited to see him take to the field.”

 

As player/coach with The Whites, Rhys went on to say; “Finding the right balance between coaching and playing responsibilities and commitments will be vital for me in a player/coach position, but I’m looking forward to the challenge that’s ahead this season. There’s an enthusiastic mix of players within the squad, and a positive vibe about building on our core playing skills and fitness levels ahead of the start of the new season which should pay off in our performances come September.”

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