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Last Updated: Tuesday, 2 May 2006, 19:00 GMT 20:00 UK
Williams snubs Perpignan approach
Martyn Williams in action for the Blues
Williams has won 61 Wales caps
Wales and Cardiff Blues flanker Martyn Williams has rejected an approach from Perpignan to sign for the French club.

The 31-year-old open-side admitted he was tempted by a move but decided the timing was not right.

"I did consider the move and it's not something that I'd rule out in the future," Williams said in his Rugby World column.

"But everything happened so late in the season that there wasn't enough time to arrange everything out there."

He added: "I've got young kids, so I'd have to relocate the whole family and find schools and so on."

Williams revealed he discussed a potential move with Wales team-mates Gareth Thomas and Stephen Jones, who play for Toulouse and Clermont Auvergne respectively.

"I hadn't really thought about moving abroad until Perpignan contacted me for an informal chat," he added.

"I've spoken to Gareth and Stephen about playing in France and they love it out there.

"But it's different for me and I've still got two years left on my Cardiff contract."


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