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Catalans snap up Sam Williams

Catalans Dragons have announced the signing of Australian half-back Sam Williams from St George Illawarra Dragons till the end of the Super League season.

The 23-year-old's capture will give the Dragons depth at half-back with the Super League outfit still unable to call upon the services of Scott Dureau following a bicep injury sustained in February.

"We were looking for another player to be able to do rotations and to create a good healthy competition in our halves," said Catalans coach Laurent Frayssionous.

"Sam was looking for an opportunity. He is a talented and ambitious young player and will fit in well to our style of play."

Williams mustered only four NRL appearances last term following his move from Canberra Raiders to St George to ahead of the 2014 season.

"We have a tough end of season with big games at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium and we are still on course to reach our objective of qualifying for the play-offs," said Catalans chief executive Christophe Jouffret.

"Sam will boost our squad in this crucial period and he will bring his experience to our group."