PLAYERS | Joe Williams

Panther 474

1 match [2008]

4 points [2 goals]

Stats: themightypanthers.com/players_williams-joe.htm

Cowra junior who made his NRL debut for South Sydney in 2004. After 46 matches across four seasons, he signed with the Panthers in 2008 on a one year deal, and seen as a replacement for the departed premiership halfback Craig Gower.

Making his club debut for the Panthers in the opening round loss to the Broncos (where he kicked two conversions), he was dropped to the NSW Cup the following week.

In May, he would be granted a mid-season release and signed with Canterbury, making two NRL appearances before retiring at the end of the 2008 season and switching to a boxing career.

He would return to rugby league later, finishing his playing career with Dubbo CYMS in 2012.

Post career he has become a well known indigenous as well as mental health advocate.

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