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 

Sharni Williams was named the ACT Rugby Rookie of the Year in 2008 and was shortlisted as a player of the tournament at the 2010 Women's Rugby World Cup. From Batlow in country New South Wales, the qualified mechanic had played in every leg of the Women's Sevens World Series since its inception in November 2012 until injury ruled her out of the Sao Paulo Sevens in February 2016.

However, Williams did return in time to be named in the final round of the 2015-16 season in Clermont that saw her side win the country's first-ever World Series. Starting off 2017, Sharni was selected for the Buildcorp Wallaroos during the Women's Rugby World Cup, in Dublin, Ireland.Upon her return from Australia’s sixth placed finish at the tournament Williams returned to play in the inaugural year of the Aon University Sevens Series where she represented the University of Canberra.

Co-captain alongside close friend and teammate Shannon Parry, Williams headed into the 2017/2018 World Series in strong form, most notably taking out the title during the home leg of the series in Sydney 2018. 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.

Re-signing until 2020, Williams will continue to share the captaincy as the team heads into the 2018/19 World Series.