Sam Williams was a crowd favourite: small in stature, but with a heart the size of Phar Lap. He put his body on the line time and time again. He was also incredibly articulate and a dedicated player.
Sam played 107 NRL games – 103 with the Raiders and four with the Dragons. He also played 40 games in the UK Super League, but he will be forever associated with the Green Machine.
It all came to an unheralded end a few weeks ago at Canberra Stadium. There was no fanfare at the time as he walked off the ground after a NSW Cup game.