However, he chanced his arm in rugby union joining Newcastle Falcons in 2008 where he notched 11 tries in 26 appearances.
This summer Williams decided to return to rugby league and, after a month’s trial with Hull KR in June, finally settled his future in Super League by signing for Salford on July 8.
By Car: From M62 pick up signs for the M60 and follow signs for Manchester (M602).Take the first exit signposted for Eccles and bear left off the slip road for Pendleton (A576). Proceed through five sets of traffic lights (approx 1 mile). At the brow of the hill turn right into Weaste Lane, passing the park on your left and Pendleton College on the right. The ground is approximately 250 yards on the right. Visiting supporters are strongly advised to use the Park and Ride option.
Park and Ride: Come off the M602 at Junction 2, head towards Eccles (third exit off the roundabout) and take the first left at the next roundabout taking you past the West One retail complex on the right. The free car park is next to the Ladywell Metrolink Station. The car park has CCTV and regular patrols and space for 400 cars. Take the Metrolink one stop up to the Weaste Metrolink station and then a short 250 yard walk up Weaste Road and Weaste Lane. If you show your Metrolink ticket when purchasing your match ticket at the ticket office on Willows Road, we will refund the Metrolink ticket.
By rail: Manchester Piccadilly is approximately four miles from the ground. You can then either take Metrolink (Eccles Line) to Weaste, which is a 250 yard walk from the ground. Alternatively you can take a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly for about £8.