- Saturday, 3rd August, 1985
- Current Age
- 38 years and 50 days
- Place Of Birth
- Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Awards & Accolades
- RLIF Rookie Of The Year
- RLPA Rookie of the Year
- RLIF Player Of The Year
- RLIF Second Rower Of The Year
Known Family Links
- Henry Perenara
- Marcus Perenara
Auckland teenager made his first grade debut with the Bulldogs with a mountain of expectation on his young shoulders. Williams was regarded as one of the best junior prospects ever to come out of NZ – a wrap that Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes did his best to hose done before the start of the season. Although used sparingly from the interchange bench as a centre or back rower early in the year, he made his Test debut in the ANZac Test after 5 first grade appearances. Williams quickly grew in confidence and his impact value was an integral factor in the Bulldogs’ unstoppable grand final momentum. He ultimately won a premiership (again from the interchange bench) in his debut season but the long season started to take its toll when he was used as a starting forward for the Kiwis in the 16-all draw against Australia in October and in NZ’s unsuccessful Tri Nations campaign. Injuries limited him to just 5 matches in 2005 (and no Tests) and although he returned to the NZ Test team for the 50-12 loss to Australia in May 2006, injury again ruled him out of Tri-Nations selection at the end of the year.
- ALAN WHITICKER
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2006 Official Rugby League Annual