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Jeffrey Williams

Jeff Williams

Key Facts

SquadEngland Sevens
PositionHooker/centre
Age26
Height1.85m (6'1")
Weight94kg (14st 11lb)
IRB World Series14 events

Profile

A dynamic and powerful hooker and centre, Jeff Williams gave a hint of what was to come with an impressive solo score against Australia in the closing stages of the 2012 Marriott London Sevens on his England debut and first appearance at Twickenham.

He has now run in 24 tries in his 14 tournaments, including ones against Spain, Scotland and Canada in the Gold Coast event, another against Australia in Dubai and two in Japan, one against Portugal and another in the 38-0 Bowl final win over Argentina. His latest touchdown was against Portugal in Wellington this February. 

His other exploits brought three tries in Glasgow last May and four at Twickenham the same month, including a hat-trick against Fiji in his side’s opening match. He was also a try-scorer in the 21-17 win over Australia in the RWC Sevens quarter-final in Moscow in June, crossed the Canada line in Dubai in November and added four tries in the South Africa event the following month. In January, he bagged four tries in Las Vegas.

Jeff had played for the Hamiltons club in Cape Town and for the Sharks Academy before a spell in France at Federale 1 side Chateaurenard in Provence.

He was in the Hamiltons side that won the 2010 Melrose Sevens and has also figured on the invitation circuit. Jeff joined England’s training camp in early 2012 before being awarded a full-time Sevens contract and qualifies through his English father.

Last updated: February 13, 2014

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