Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Paul Williams has written for Rugby World for over a decade, the length of time dedicated to writing about rugby far exceeding his abilities on the pitch. With an unbridled love of miss-passes and offloads, offset by a hatred of box kicks and ruck-trains, Paul watches rugby to a level that is possibly unhealthy.

He is also a columnist for the United Rugby Championship website and has written a book about the laws of the game entitled, Rugby Has F***ing Laws, Not Rules, that was published in 2021.

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