Rugby Football Union or RFU Championship club Moseley have suffered a huge blow after their leading try scorer Mat Williams swapped the club for a lucrative deal with fellow RFU Championship side the London Welsh.
Williams was offered a pay package that smashes all previous contracts in the recent history of the club, but that wasn’t enough to hold on to the free scoring winger as he has decided to join the Exiles for full time rugby.
And this decision from Williams comes as a huge blow for club boss Kevin Maggs who is on the brink of guiding the club to its best ever league position since 2000. Williams has been a key part for Moseley during this current campaign, scoring thirteen tries on the way in a season he has been rehabilitated as a player in the RFU Championship.
However, according to the 25 year old winger, the lure of returning home to London, where his girlfriend and family still live as well as the opportunity to go professional with the Exiles was too good an opportunity to turn down.
The winger has also thanked the club and its boss for giving him the opportunity to establish himself as one of the most prolific players outside of the English top flight.
He said that he had a great time during his spell with Moseley – the whole club and his teammates had been fantastic since he joined from Bristol Rugby where he hardly had any chance to prove his worth in his injury ravaged spell.
Williams went on to add that it was a very difficult decision for him to leave the club but in the end, the decision was more than just based on the rugby side of things and he is looking forward to start his career with the Exiles.