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Albion forward Williams the latest player to lend a hand to Tamar Saracens

Dan Williams Tamar Saracens

PLYMOUTH Albion forward Dan Williams has followed in the footsteps of Wales international Aaron Jarvis in lending a hand to newly-promoted Cornwall/Devon League side Tamar Saracens.

Williams coached Saracens on Wednesday night, with an emphasis on breakdown play and rucking.

It is not the first time the former Gloucester and London Welsh player has lent a hand to Saracens and he says it probably won’t be the last.

“I did it a while back when I wasn’t playing,” said the 27-year-old, who is son-in-law to Saracens president Huw Davies. “I would just come and help out and there’s still a few old faces about.

“It is good to come down and help out.”

When asked he might return, Williams said: “Hopefully, obviously, I’m training quite full on with Albion, but if the guys can move one session to a Wednesday then I’ll make myself available to come down.

“I coached at Torquay last year and I enjoyed it, so I’m keen to try and keep my hand in, although I can’t commit full-time to a team.”

When asked if he sees his future in coaching long-term, Williams said: “It is nice being the coach as you have no-one else telling you what to do – you make your own rules up.

“It’s something that I’ve not looked at long-term but I really enjoyed it last year at Torquay and potentially it is something I could get back into as I get a bit older.”

Meanwhile, Albion’s rubber crumb pitch was damaged by a fire on Wednesday night.

Devon & Somerset Fire Service were called out at 8.42pm for what was deemed a deliberate act. It involved a four square-metre area of the pitch in one corner.

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