WILLIAMS, CHRIS ASHTON’S REPLACEMENT, WILL FLOURISH AT SARACENS – LUKE CHARTERIS

Luke Chateris, Wales lock believes that Wales will reap the rewards from Saracens recent signing, Liam Williams.


Next season will see Williams move from the Scarlets to the Aviva Premiership, after he rejected an offer to stay in Llanellion a national dual contract.

And the move, which has not been confirmed by Williams yet, will see him replace Chris Ashton on the wing at the English Champions Saracens squad, even though Williams prefers to play at the full back position.

Charteris said that he believes the move by Williams is a right move considering the team he would be playing for. He also believes that Wales would benefit from the experience Williams would garner from his recent signing.

“I’ve spoken to ‘Sanj’ a fair bit about it and for him I think it’s a great move. He’ll be playing in an unbelievable team, in a great league in the Premiership next year, he’ll flourish in it and go from strength to strength,”

“Wales as a national team will benefit from that because he’ll come back with more experience in Europe with Saracens, there’ll be little things he can pick up from them.”

Charteris had been with Newport Gwent Dragons where he picked up the captaincy position, before moving in the summer of 2012 to Perpignan. He returned to the UK to join up with Bath this season, after a spell with Racing 92.

The 33 year old also added that his move out of Wales, was the best thing for him as the experience is something he loves and would forever cherish.

He believes while out of Wales, he was able to play more rugby and better develop himself on the pitch and he hopes Williams can do the same while with the English heavyweights.