Sharni Williams
Position National Squad
Date of birth 2 March 1988
Height 165cm
Weight 79kg
Debut Dubai, UAE - 2012
Caps 24

Biography

Hometown: Canberra, ACT 

From Batlow in country New South Wales, the qualified mechanic is one of the pioneers of Women’s Rugby in Australia. Originally a Hockey player, Williams came across to Rugby and played in the Wallaroos as her first national experience at the 2010 Rugby World Cup.

Alongside her now fellow co-captain, Shannon Parry, Williams came across the newly founded Australian Women’s Sevens program in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. Williams played in every leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series from its inception in 2012 until injury ruled her out of the Sao Paulo Sevens in February 2016.

That season saw Australia make history by winning the first Olympic Gold Medal for Women’s Rugby at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 

In 2017, Williams was selected for the Wallaroos during the Women's Rugby World Cup, in Dublin, Ireland.

Upon her return from Australia’s sixth placed finish at the tournament Williams joined the ranks of the inaugural year of the Aon University Sevens Series where she represented the University of Canberra. 

Adding to this Williams lead the team to a Silver Medal at the Commonwealth games on the Gold Coast as well as a Bronze Medal during the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

Despite battling injuries in the 2018 season, William’s still earned herself a contract extension, re-signing until 2020.

Williams will continue to share the captaincy as the side prepares for the 2019-20 World Series and 2020 Olympics where she hopes to lead Australia to back to back gold medals.

Womens 7s 2019 season

Tries 2
Points 10
Carries 15
Metres 77
Successful Tackles 8
Missed Tackles 4