Tonight’s rugby news as Liam Williams reveals reasons for Scarlets exit

Tonight’s rugby news as Liam Williams reveals reasons for Scarlets exit

Here are the latest rugby headlines on Sunday, September 4.

Liam Williams lifts lid on Scarlets exit

Liam Williams has opened up on his exit from a second spell with the Scarlets over the summer, revealing he wasn’t enjoying his rugby towards the end of last season.

The Wales full-back, who featured for Wayne Pivac’s men in the 2-1 series loss to South Africa over the summer, has joined Cardiff and has been in pre-season training with Dai Young’s men for two weeks alongside fellow new signing Taulupe Faletau.

Williams’ first stint with the Scarlets yielded a PRO12 trophy win in 2src17, before a successful move to Saracens where he played a major part in their European and English double triumph. He then returned to the Scarlets in 2src2src but was restricted in minutes due to international duty and injuries.

“Personally I think it was time for a change,” Williams told the BBC. “I wasn’t enjoying my rugby towards the end of the season down there and picked up a couple of injuries in the middle of the season also.

“So a change of place and scenery was needed and I am living up in Cardiff as well. It was a lot easier than travelling an hour up and down there from home every day.

“I was speaking to Dai Young towards the back end of last season and I fancied a different challenge. I know a good group of the lads here at Cardiff and I spoke to them during the Six Nations. I had an

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