Owen Williams is a mercurial fly-half who has been producing consistently good performances for the Leicester Tigers for the last two seasons. Surely he deserves a shot at the Welsh fly-half job?
As the Leicester Tigers teams have been wilting away like an overused rose on Valentine’s Day, Owen Williams has stood out as a player who can make the right decisions under pressure and even when his forward pack provide little platform for him, he can get his team playing in the right areas.
At the tender age of 24, it would appear that 2017 is the year for him to be given a chance to sink or swim for the national team. With Dan Biggar the clear choice for the number one slot, and Sam Davies filling in behind him, it would surely aid them in the long run to put someone in the squad who can start to add pressure to those two.
Williams has ability, he has the correct temperament, and has been coached for the last two seasons by Aaron Mauger in the art of attacking rugby. Unleashing this young tyro into the Six Nations would open up options for Rob Howley that he has not seen before from his current squad.
The extra benefit of Williams is that he can play across the back line having spent a large amount of time in the centres, and occasionally filling in at full back.
Dan Higgins, Pundit Arena