Former England centre is set to star for Wales after impressive debut

Former England star Johnny Williams, who wore the white shirt for the first time in 2019, is now set to star for Wales when international rugby returns.

He’s teamed up with his former London Irish coach Glenn Delaney at Scarlets, where the 23-year-old will replace Japan-bound Hadleigh Parkes.

Also, his one appearance for the men in white came against Barbarians in a non-test clash at Twickenham.

So Williams is not tied to the Red Rose and is Welsh-qualified through his father, with his full name of John Bleddyn Rhys Williams giving a clear indication of his roots.

His performance against the Cardiff Blues showed he has both power and pace, while he looks equally comfortable running into contact or into space.

A future Wales star in the making.


5 England U20 stars who’ll represent other nations when rugby returns

1. Gabriel Ibitoye (France)

Place of birth: London

The French press has claimed that England U20 star could be set to swap white for blue after departing Harlequins for Agen. The 22-year-old, who they believe has a French relative, is reportedly open to representing Les Bleus after having a conversation with France head coach Fabien Galthié.