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.
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 and 2017 Premiership finals.
He won his first two England caps against Argentina in June 2017 and appeared in all three matches in the Old Mutual Wealth Series that autumn, a powerful carry creating Elliot Daly’s try against Samoa.
The Exeter Chief then represented England in the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations, replacing Dan Cole in Rome for his first Championship appearance in a 46-15 win.
He then repeated the trick in the next two matches of the Championship against Wales and Scotland, replacing Cole in both contests.
His next international action came in the summer of 2018 as he came off the bench in each of England’s three Test matches against South Africa, a series they lost 2-1.
Harry believes a year with Jersey’s ‘prop school’ helped him, he followed in the footsteps of 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.
2017 Arg (1,2), Arg(R), A(R), Sam(R) 2018 It(R), W(R), S(R), SA (1R,2R,3R), SA (R), NZ (R), JPN, A (R)
Last updated: 16 January 2019