Pembrokeshire rugby will see the return of Nathan ‘gully’ Williams next season after it was confirmed he will take over as head coach at Milford Haven RFC.

The 34-year-old will return to the club where he first started out as a junior after making the decision to retire from playing with his current club, Principality Premiership side Carmarthen Quins RFC, at the end of the season.

Prop Williams represented Wales at all age group levels before starting out in professional rugby at Llanelli RFC and then The Scarlets. He went on to enjoy a successful spell with Moseley RFC in England and also returned to Wales for a stint with The Dragons.

And he told Telegraph Sport he was looking forward to going back where he began.

“My playing days are numbered and after making the decision to retire at the end of this current season the obvious progression for me was coaching,” he said.

“My main reasons for staying local are for more family time, which is important to me, and reduced travelling.

“Milford was where it all started for me and gave me the foundations of a good career so I feel to pass on my experience and hopefully improve players and the team is the right thing to do.”

Williams will take over a side currently battling for promotion from Division Three West A, although admitted there will be nerves in his first job as a head coach.

“I’m really excited about the role, the team is in a good place at the moment and I’m hoping to inherit a talented squad.

“That said if I was to say I’m not anxious at all, I’d be lying.”

Club chairman Steve Holmes said the club were delighted to welcome Williams.

“With his experience it’s great for us. He has helped out with a couple of sessions already and the young boys have really responded to it.

“What is important is he wants to come back here and we didn’t have to persuade him. I think he’ll be a breath of fresh air."

Current first team coach Alan McClelland added: “He’s had experience as a pro from the age of the 18 and it’s a hell of a coup for the club.”