Ealing confirms signing of Wales scrum-half Lloyd Williams from Cardiff
English Championship team Ealing has announced the acquisition of seasoned Welsh rugby union player Lloyd Williams from Cardiff. The move marks the end of his remarkable 13-year career at Cardiff Arms Park, where he made a record-breaking 260 appearances for the club in the professional era.
Williams is an accomplished athlete who has won numerous accolades throughout his illustrious career, including earning a total of 32 caps playing for Wales and being part of two World Cup squads in both 2011 and 2015.
The Director of Rugby at Ealing, Ben Ward expressed excitement over securing such an experienced talent on their squad: “The signing of Lloyd is hugely exciting for all our players,” said Ward. “I’ve admired him and his style of play for some time now, and I’m confident that he’ll fit right in with how we want to play.”
This isn’t the only big-name transfer that Ealing has secured recently; fellow Welsh player Jonah Holmes also joined them last summer after leaving Dragons. Additionally, despite finishing second behind Jersey Reds this season in the English Championship league before clinching victory over their rivals to win the Championship Cup.
In response to joining Ealing’s team, Williams shared his thoughts on their website: “After such a long time at one club when the opportunity arose to test myself in a different league and new environment, it was one I was keen to take,” he said.