Wales targeting player who played for England just last year - Ruck

Wales targeting player who played for England just last year

Wales are eyeing another player who has represented England only months after giving England Saxons star Nick Tompkins his international debut.

Back playing rugby following his cancer recovery, centre Johnny Williams is poised to exit Newcastle Falcons to join Scarlets, according to Wales Online.

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The 23-year-old made an appearance with the red rose on his chest only last year, starting inside-centre for an England XV against the Barbarians.

But following his testicular cancer diagnosis, Williams missed the World Cup during treatment, and only returned to Falcons first-team training in November.

He made his playing return in January and has took little time to regain his impressive form, which led to the serious interest from the Welsh region.

And with a father from north Wales, Williams also qualifies to pull on the red jersey – with that sole appearance at Twickenham not committing him to England as it was an uncapped match.


LIST: 6 Players Who Have Represented England & Wales

A rivalry as old as the game itself – but a few players have crossed the divide down the years.

1. Ross Moriarty

The hulking back-rower,  whose father is former Wales international Paul Moriarty, initially played for England at both U18 and U20 level, winning the IRB Junior World Championship in 2014. However, he has since made his full international debut for Wales and has since won 25 caps while also representing the British & Irish Lions during their tour of New Zealand in 2017.