EBBW Vale title winner David Williams has earned a shot at playing Gallagher Premiership rugby after signing for Leicester on loan.

The winger, whose father is Welsh, came through the ranks with the Tigers academy before heading to Eugene Cross Park in 2015.

The 24-year-old was a hit with the Steelmen thanks to his eye for the try line and he crossed twice in the famous Welsh Premiership final win against Pontypridd in 2016.

Williams signed for Nottingham that summer and has impressed in the Championship while combining playing with his university studies in the city.

His 25 tries have caught the eye of the Tigers and he has returned to the club for the conclusion of the 2019/20 Premiership.

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"David has made great progress at Nottingham and is a local lad, who is passionate about our club and the type of character we want in our environment," said director of rugby Geordan Murphy.

"On the pitch, he is a proven finisher out wide and has been a star of the Championship in recent seasons, who adds depth to our outside-backs during this period as we prepare for a return to playing."

Williams gets a chance to impress new Leicester head coach Steve Borthwick after the departure of Wales wing/full-back Jonah Holmes to the Dragons and exit of Tongan livewire Telusa Veainu after a contract dispute.

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"I am excited to be back at Tigers, where my professional rugby career began, and grateful to Nottingham for the opportunity to join the squad at this time," said Williams, who will work alongside Fijian powerhouse Nemani Nadolo.

"I am a local lad, who grew up watching Leicester Tigers and proud to be back at the club, doing my part and contributing to the squad ahead of a return to playing."

The other rapid winger in Ebbw's stunning title triumph was Jared Rosser, who has since progressed from being an academy prospect to a regular with the Dragons.