The burgeoning career of Harry Williams has been shaped by Wasps, Loughborough University, Nottingham and more recently Jersey and Exeter Chiefs, who recruited him in the 2015/16 season.
A former pupil at Whitgift School, he was a team-mate of former England U18 player Ben Ransom in a highly successful junior team at Old Elthamians.
Harry won his first two England caps against Argentina in June 2017. He went on to appear in all three subsequent matches in the Old Mutual Wealth Series and his powerful carry created an Elliot Daly try against Samoa.
Harry then represented England at the NatWest 6 Nations in 2018, replacing Dan Cole in Rome as the Red Rose ran out 46-15 winners.
He then repeated the trick in the next two matches of the Championship against Wales and Scotland, replacing Cole in both contests.
In June 2017, Lambeth-born Harry had been chosen for his first England tour to Argentina, having already played for the national students’ side and started the 2016 Aviva Premiership Rugby final at Twickenham Stadium.
Harry believes spending a year with Jersey’s ‘prop school’ helped him to progress. He followed in the footsteps of front row forwards Richard Barrington, Sam Lockwood and Elvis Taione in moving to the Premiership from the Channel Island.
After joining the Chiefs for the start of the 2015/16 season, he scored his maiden club try in the 36-14 win over Newcastle Falcons at Sandy Park in February 2016.
He said: “I was really excited by the move to Exeter. When I looked around the ground, I was blown away by the facilities and how high-tech everything was. It’s an unbelievable facility.”
2017 Arg (1,2), Arg(R), A(R), Sam(R) 2018 It(R), W(R), S(R)
Last updated: 2 April 2018