PLAYERS | Richie Williams

Panther 470

4 matches [2007]

4 points [1 try]


South coast junior who made his NRL debut for St. George Illawarra in the opening round of the 2007 season, however by mid-season had been released by the Dragons and signed by the Panthers.

He made his NRL debut for the Panthers in Round 17 against the Wests Tigers as the starting fullback. He would make three more appearances, two of them as the starting five-eighth up until Round 20, including scoring a try against his former team. He would be dropped to the Premier League after the Round 20 loss to the Raiders.

He would be part of the NRL squad in 2008 but could not crack it into the first-grade team and in May was released by Penrith for undisclosed reasons.

He joined the Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup in 2009, and later switched to rugby union, playing in the Sydney club competition and representing Australia in the Sevens.


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