Wednesday, February 17, 2010


David Williams (born 4 August 1986) is an Australian professional Rugby League Player for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in the National Rugby League (NRL) competition. He plays on the wing and can also play in the centres. He is also the younger brother of North Queensland Cowboys player, John Williams.
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Williams is a former Parramatta RL Junior, playing for the Hills District Bulls based at Baulkham Hills, North-West Sydney.

In 2008 Williams developed a cult following and became known as the "Wolfman" for his shaggy locks and full beard. Williams scored a try in the 2008 NRL Grand Final victory over the Melbourne Storm. Following the Manly Sea Eagles Grand Final victory, he had his beard removed by Manly team-mates as he slept.

In October 2008, Williams was named in the Australia squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. He made his test debut against Papua New Guinea at Dairy Farmers Stadium, scoring 3 tries, becoming one of few players to score a hat-trick on debut in the green and gold, and making a long break which led to another. Due to a hip flexor injury to teammate Brent Tate, Williams was chosen to play in the World Cup Final against New Zealand on November 22, 2008.
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David along with some Manly teammates dyed his beard pink for the women of league round to raise money for charity, in their match against the Penrith Panthers in Round 13 2009.

He was selected for City in the City vs Country match on 8 May 2009.

He made his New South Wales debut on the wing in State of Origin 2 played on 24 June 2009. Unfortunately for Williams and his NSW teammates, Queensland won the game 24-14. Three crucial errors were made directly by Williams. Including two extremely poor kick returns, in which he had the ball jolted from his hands. And also an inexplicable kick, on the first tackle, 30 meters from Queensland's try-line - when the game was in the balance. The NSW selectors showed faith in his ability, by selecting him for the third game in the series.

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