Sep 06 - South Sydney halfback Joe Williams has signed a one year deal with Panthers. He will join the team for pre-season training at the end of October. Williams, 24, was bound for Toulouse in France until Penrith made a late offer. He signed the contract this morning. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Joey is a very good halfback with a great kicking game,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â Panthers General Manager Rugby League Michael Leary said today. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Craig GowerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s departure left us with an opening. It gives Joey an opportunity to continue his career in First Grade with us. WeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢re happy to have him.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â Williams made his First Grade debut in 2004.