Williams pleased with Warriors debut

George Williams in action for Wigan in London
George Williams in action for Wigan in London

GEORGE Williams admits his Super League debut went as well he could have hoped after helping Wigan to a comprehensive victory in the capital.

The 18-year-old scored a first-half try as the Warriors thumped London 64-6, in a match which saw three players – Pat Richards, Sam Tomkins and Josh Charnley – bag hat-tricks.

He started the match in the pivotal scrum-half role and was hugely impressive in a one-sided affair.

He said: “I was hoping to go well and it was nice to score the try, I really enjoyed it.

“I’m going to work hard and hopefully get another chance soon.”

Williams, whose only other taste of senior action was in a Challenge Cup win against Leigh, was opposite former Kangaroos No.7 Craig Gower.

“It’s weird because he is nearly double my age, he’s been a great player ever since I’ve watched the sport – captaining Australia and that – and it was great t make my debut against him,” said Williams.

“London have some good players but the middles did well and on the back of that, our finishing was great.”

Williams was the latest academy product to be handed a chance by Shaun Wane.

The coach said: “I thought he played really well, and showed some good touches – and he’s only going to get better and better.”

Williams earned his chance alongside Sam Powell when first-choice halfbacks Blake Green and Matty Smith were ruled out through injury.