Liam Williams has signed for European and English club champions Saracens
The 25-year-old was in high demand with his contract at the Scarlets coming to an end
Williams turned down a reportedly more lucrative financial offer from the WRU
Liam Williams has signed for European and English club champions Saracens after turning down a more lucrative financial offer from the WRU.
He is believed to have penned a two-year deal with the Aviva Premiership leaders and will join them for next season.
The WRU had hoped a National Dual Contract offer would keep Williams in Wales amid speculation over the 25-year-old’s future.
That means he will have to take his chances as an exile competing for one of the four wildcard spots available in the Wales team next season.
Williams will compete with Bath pair Taulupe Faletau and Rhys Priestland, Harlequins’ Jamie Roberts and Northampton Saints George North for wildcard status.
That number could increase if Leigh Halfpenny decides to stay with Toulon for next season or signs for another club outside Wales.