Scarlets sign Johnny Williams from Newcastle Falcons

Johnny Williams is qualified to play for Wales
Johnny Williams is qualified to play for Wales

Scarlets have confirmed the signing of centre Johnny Williams from Gallagher Premiership club Newcastle Falcons.

Williams started his career with London Irish in 2015 and switched to Newcastle Falcons in 2018.

The 23-year-old played for England Under 20 side that clinched the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship and also represented England in the game against Barbarians.

Williams qualifies to play for Wales through his father Gareth who is from Rhyl in north Wales.

“This is a massive opportunity for me to join a great club like the Scarlets and play in Wales,” he told the official website of the club.

“The way the Scarlets play was a big reason behind the move, they have a back division full of internationals and top-class players which will help me develop my game and improve me as a player.

“When I first came into the squad at Irish, just after finishing school, Glenn and Whiff (Richard Whiffin) were both there so it is great to work with them again.

“I enjoyed my two seasons at Newcastle and wish them well back in the Premiership, now it’s a new challenge and experience for me at the Scarlets.”

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