The Utah Warriors signed Lance Williams for his third season with the club. The 26-year-old back row is 6’2″ and 255 lbs. He will be 27 at the beginning of the 2020 season.
Lance has been a key contributor for the Warriors since 2018. In 2019 he played 1195 minutes in all 16 of the matches. He scored 4 tries, made 154 carries for 843 meters, made 212 tackles, and had 27 lineout takes with 1 steal.
Following the 2019 season, Lance played with the Park City Haggis at the USA Club 7s Nationals and for the Denver 7s team at the Rugbytown 7s.
Lance was born in Hawaii and his family moved to Samoa and then back to Kalihi, Hawaii when he was 12. He was a multi-sport athlete at Wallace Rider Farrington High School, graduating in 2011. He then went to the University of Hawaii where he played linebacker in football and he became the captain and all-time leading tackler.
Lance played rugby league in the 2016 Ohana Cup for the Hawaii Chiefs in 2016. He joined the Utah Warriors in 2017 and has played with the team since then.
Lance works as a special needs pre-school teacher, loves working with young children and spends his evenings training youth athletes at Laione Fitness Gym. Lance is also multilingual, speaking English, Samoan and Māori languages.