The 22-year-old has made four senior appearances for the region, including one in the Pro14 at Zebre towards the end of the 2017-18 season. The former Glynneath RFC youngster, who has featured 24 times for Neath in the Welsh Premiership, has been rewarded for the potential he has shown when on regional duty in the British & Irish Cup and Celtic Cup over recent seasons, despite some niggling injury problems that have limited his game time.
“I’m massively pleased,” said Williams. “Personally, it’s been a tough last two years but with this contract I can look to the future and really push for a starting spot.
“This pre-season I want to hit the ground running so I can really do something with these next two years. It’s fantastic that the coaches have recognised my potential. It’s just a case of rewarding that trust and really doing something with it.
“I’m still young and the aim is to improve, get fitter, faster, and become a better all round player. I can only do that if I’m consistently playing, and consistently playing well.” Williams joins fellow youngsters Will Griffiths, Dewi Lake, Harri Morgan, Morgan Morris and Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler
“We know Kieran’s got pedigree, he’d a standout campaign for Wales U20s two years ago” said Head Coach, Allen Clarke. “A number of injuries have hindered his progress but with a bit of good fortune he’ll put a run of games together and we’ll see his undoubted potential come to the fore over the next two seasons.
“Kieran’s another local boy who’s passionate about the club and we’re delighted he’s committed to his home Region.”