Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Tenacious Ty Changing Course at Season's End

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Tenacious Ty Changing Course at Season's End

Article excerpt

FROM the outside looking in, former Maroons flyer Ty Williams appeared ready to start a new chapter in his NRL career.

But instead, the veteran winger was already planning to close the book on his playing days at the North Queensland Cowboys.

Williams, 29, had finally looked to have got on top of a horror run of leg injuries that had plagued him for the past four years.

However, just as he had appeared to have again entrenched himself at the Cowboys, Williams announced he would quit the NRL at season's end.

The Innisfail-born winger had been on and off the field since his stellar 2005 season when he played all three Origins for Queensland and featured in the Cowboys' only NRL grand final appearance to date.

After missing most of the 2006 season with an Achilles tear, Williams then had to fight back from a knee injury that required radical cartilage graft surgery.

Finally back to full fitness and form following a rollercoaster last four years, he showed flashes of the brilliant Williams of old in their last round win over Newcastle. …

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