Kieran Williams vs Connacht

Keiran Williams - The little cannonball

Following a great ball carrying performance against Connacht, Keiran Williams is making the most of his opportunity in the starting XV.

Previously referred to as a “little cannonball”, the centre’s dynamic style of play saw him receive plaudits from Head Coach, Toby Booth.

Commenting on his performance, Booth said: “Keiran was excellent (on the weekend), it reminded me of my first season here. He’s been in and out of the team with injuries so hopefully he can get a good run of games.

“He’s a dynamic player who can influence the game and we want people like that in our starting line-up.”

Booth has developed a strong track record of developing homegrown talent at the Ospreys and Williams is a fine example of this.

Neath born and bred; Williams enjoyed a quality spell at the Gnoll before moving to the Ospreys. A particular highlight of his time there involving an underdog win against Bargoed under Friday night lights.

Despite recent praise from Toby Booth, Williams still sees areas where he can improve his game: “At the moment, I definitely feel I need to become more of an all-round player."

Kieran Williams
"I’m working on improving my skill level every day in training, because ultimately I want to get as much game time as possible"

“I could probably add a kicking game too, but I also try to focus on the good parts of my game. I try not to run into the big boys, but unfortunately sometimes I do. I do try to run between them.”

The crash ball specialist has now hit 41 appearances for the Ospreys and will have the 50 mark in his eyeline.