The full-back was only due to move back to Wales at the end of the season, but the deal has been brought forward and he will be able to help the Scarlets, who sit in third in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14, in the rest of their campaign.
He thanked Saracens for the time he spent there, saying on Instagram: “The environment has undoubtedly developed me as a player and a person.”
During his two-and-a-half-year stint in London, the 28-year-old won two Gallagher Premiership titles and the Heineken Champions Cup.
However, the lure of rejoining the Scarlets – whom he signed for as a 20-year-old – was obviously too great. He said: “The opportunity to return home to the Scarlets was too good to turn down and I am incredibly excited about the future.”
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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time @saracensofficial over the past few seasons and will take some very happy memories away with me. The environment has undoubtedly developed me as a player and a person. I’m grateful for the support Sophie and myself have had from the players, management and supporters during this time ???. The opportunity to return home to the @scarlets_rugby was too good to turn down and I am incredibly excited about the future ?. I’d like to thank everyone involved for their support in making it happen. I’ve been working hard on my recovery and can’t wait to get back on the pitch ??. Diolch yn fawr iawn. Sanjay x
Williams’ return to Wales was announced in December, long before Saracens were handed their automatic relegation from the Premiership. This may have been a deciding factor in working out an earlier exit from Allianz Park.
The 62-cap Wales international has been nursing an ankle injury suffered during the World Cup but is nearing a return.
Regarding his rehab, he said he is “working hard on my recovery and can’t wait to get back on the pitch” which could possibly be this weekend.
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Williams won the PRO12 title in his final game with the Scarlets in 2017 and he will be back at Parc y Scarlets after the Six Nations, which will be a major boost as they kick on for the rest of the season.
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