Scott Williams is still only 25 years old and is already a major force in Welsh rugby. Scott currently plays for the Scarlets and previously played for Whitland RFC and then Llanelli RFC. He has already represented Wales U16, U18 and U20 too and is generally a rising star in the sport.
His Career So Far
On 9th May 2011, it was announced that Scott would be in the Wales senior team against the Barbarians along with 8 other Scarlets players. This was when he made his first full international debut, playing as a second half replacement.
After that, Williams would go on to be named in Wales’ provisional 45 man World Cup squad. He competed training camps in Spala and Poland and saw an impressive performance against England at Twickenham and then again at the Millennium Stadium off bench.
This lead to Scott being chosen as one of four centers for the final 30 man squad during the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Once again, he clearly impressed his managers and managed to score four tries helping Wales to finish fourth in the cup.
During half time at Twickenham on 25th Febraury 2012, Williams would replace the injured Jamie Roberts against England at the Six Nations. This led to a victory which he had a big hand in, scoring a solo try from the half way line after ripping the ball from England forward Lawes. This pivotal moment secured Wales’ win in the Grand Slam and helped to establish Williams as very much a rising star.
As a young, charismatic guy, Williams has begun to be recognized outside of the sport. Recently, he has reportedly been in talks with Binary Uno regarding a sponsorship deal. Binary Uno is of course one of the bigger online trading brokers and this reflects his rising status in the spot.
Following the recent world cup, Williams has been in recovery from knee surgery. However, this is showing no signs of slowing him down and up until recently he was faced with the decision whether to leave the Scarlets or move over to their rivals the Ospreys.
Word has it, the Ospreys aren’t the only ones that were interested in Williams either. With plenty of cash behind them, the Aviva Premiership outfit Wasps are also thought to be interested. There are a lot of good reasons for Williams to stay with the Scarlets however, as they could well be Guinness Pro12 champions. Then again, the Ospreys are the most successful region in Welsh Rugby and offer a fresh change of pace for the young athlete as he hits his stride. As for Wasps? Well, they’re currently swimming in money, so that has to count for something.
Staying with the Scarlets for the next season is a big decision for sure, so be sure to keep an eye on Scott as he progresses in his career. No matter his choice, Scott is going places!