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Williams joins Tigers on loan from Nottingham

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Leicester Tigers have welcomed outside-back David Williams to the club on loan from Nottingham Rugby.

Williams, a Tigers Academy graduate, represented the club in the ‘A’ League and Premiership Rugby Sevens before spending a season in the Welsh Premiership with Ebbw Vale in 2015.

The Leicester local joined Nottingham in 2016 and has averaged a try in every other game during more than 50 appearances for the Championship club. 

Williams studies Business Management and Economics at Nottingham Trent University and was selected in the BUCS Super Rugby Team of the Year at the conclusion of the 2018/19 season, before touring France with England Students.

Following the 2019/20 Championship season, Williams was nominated as one of four players for the Wing of the Year in the Greene King IPA Championship Team of the Year.

Speaking about the addition of Williams, Leicester Tigers director of rugby Geordan Murphy said: “David has made great progress at Nottingham and is a local lad who is passionate about our club and the type of character we want in our environment.

“On the pitch, he is a proven finisher out wide and has been a star of the Championship in recent seasons, who adds depth to our outside-backs during this period as we prepare for a return to playing.”

Williams added: “I am excited to be back at Tigers, where my professional rugby career began, and grateful to Nottingham for the opportunity to join the squad at this time.

“I am a local lad who grew up watching Leicester Tigers and proud to be back at the club, doing my part and contributing to the squad ahead of a return to playing.”

The 24-year-old has joined the Tigers squad for Phase One of training in preparation to conclude the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season.