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Sport New Wales coach Wayne Pivac wants star full-back Liam Williams to play club rugby back home as the Saracens man plots transfer

15:05  20 november  2019
15:05  20 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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New Wales coach Wayne Pivac wants star full - back Liam Williams ' Saracens deal runs out in the summer and he faces a stark choice. With 62 caps now he could earn huge sums in France and still play for Wales . Pivac , who has discussed the future with him, would prefer if he played in Wales .

Wales coach Wayne Pivac says he hopes British and Irish Lions full - back Liam Williams will return to regional rugby . Williams is considering a move Williams is in his third campaign with the English and European champions but Saracens will have to look at their wage bill after being fined £5.3m and

  New Wales coach Wayne Pivac wants star full-back Liam Williams to play club rugby back home as the Saracens man plots transfer © Huw Fairclough/Getty Images

New Wales coach Wayne Pivac wants star full-back Liam Williams to come home as the Lions man plots a move away from Saracens.

Sportsmail revealed yesterday that the injured 28-year-old visited his old region the Scarlets on Monday.

Williams' Saracens deal runs out in the summer and he faces a stark choice. With 62 caps now he could earn huge sums in France and still play for Wales.

a man wearing a hat: New Wales coach Wayne Pivac (pictured) wants star full-back Liam Williams to come home © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited New Wales coach Wayne Pivac (pictured) wants star full-back Liam Williams to come home

But Pivac, who has discussed the future with Williams, would prefer if he played in Wales.

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'From a selfish Welsh point of view I'd love to see him back here in Wales,' said Warren Gatland's successor.

'That's a decision ultimately that he will make given that he can play both inside and outside the country given the number of Test matches he's played.

a person holding a football ball on a field: With 62 caps now Williams (left) could earn huge sums in France and still play for Wales © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited With 62 caps now Williams (left) could earn huge sums in France and still play for Wales

'I met with Liam pre the World Cup and there have been discussions there.' 

Williams is on around £230,000 at embattled Saracens - who were fined £5.36million and docked 35 points for breaking the Premiership salary cap.

He could earn around £350,000 a year in Wales, as he would hit the top salary band available having represented the Lions as well being a national-team regular.

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Wayne Pivac , the new Wales coach , wants his full back home . Williams could command around £300,000-350,000 - more than the £230,000 he earns at Saracens - back in Wales as he is a seasoned Test player with Lions experience. However, as his contract runs out this summer French

Wales full - back Liam Williams ' move to Saracens for 2017-18 was decided by personal reasons rather than money issues, according to Pivac says there are no discussions with Leigh Halfpenny as a replacement. The Scarlets boss forecast that Williams would return to the region later in his career.

Williams is out injured until late January with an ankle problem he picked up at the World Cup but could not have been picked in Pivac's first squad selected yesterday as he plays in England.

Pivac is preparing a 35-man group for a non-cap match against Gatland's Barbarians in Cardiff on Saturday week and selected two New Zealand-born backs in the group.

Willis Halaholo, the 29-year-old Cardiff Blues centre, and Johnny McNicholl, also 29, only qualified on residency in the last few weeks but are straight in the Wales squad.

a football player on a field: Scarlets back Johnny McNicholl has earned his first call up as Pivac shakes things up © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Scarlets back Johnny McNicholl has earned his first call up as Pivac shakes things up Fellow Kiwi Pivac defended their selections.

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Former Saracens centre Tom Shanklin questions Liam Williams ' potential move to the English club because of the form of Alex Goode. Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac said he had not been told by Williams what he intends to do but "If he wants to play 15 then I think he's gone to the wrong club .

'The rules allow that,' he added.

'You just have to look at the French or Australian team or anywhere. There are a few Fijians out wide.

a man standing on a baseball field: New Zealand-born Cardiff Blues centre Willis Halaholo has also been called up by Pivac © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited New Zealand-born Cardiff Blues centre Willis Halaholo has also been called up by Pivac 'Not to pick on the Fijians, but there are a few players from different nationalities playing in other teams.

'I've got a rule of thumb that if we select someone under the residential rules, in the view of the selectors they have to be playing that much better than the local.

'Willis can beat a guy in a phone box. He's got a skillset not many people have, but we want to see the other side of his game up close and personal in our camp.'

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