ASM Clermont Auvergne have today announced the signing of one of rugby’s most exciting wings, Tim Nanai-Williams, on a three-year deal.


The versatile utility back, who is capable of playing at all positions in the three-quarter line, will wear the yellow and blue of the club until June 2021 following his time with the Chiefs.

Nanai-Williams spent eight Super Rugby seasons with the Chiefs, winning two titles and more than 80 games played. He has also made ten appearances for Samoa.

Clermont Auvergne sports director, Franck Azéma said of the signing, “this is the first good news in the construction of our workforce in the coming seasons. Tim is a player with a very strong Super Rugby experience with the Chiefs. He also made some havoc with his national team whether at 7 or 15, especially at the last World Cup.

“Like Ice (Isaiah Toeava), he is an extremely technically talented player with very strong support able to play almost every position on the three-quarter line. We are convinced that this is a player who will surprise in our championship and whose profile perfectly matches the philosophy of game movement that we develop here in Clermont for several seasons. As every time we bring a new player into our squad, the goal is to bring something new, a real plus. We are sure that will be the case for Tim.”

Nanai-Williams will play out next season Super Rugby competition before joining his new team.

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