Liam Williams On What Made Him Go For It To Set Up That Incredible Sean O’Brien Try

One of the greatest Lions tries of all-time.

When Liam Williams landed in New Zealand not for a second did he think he would end up starting all three Test games at fullback. The Welsh flier was expected to be deployed on the wing, but Gatland decided to take a chance and it payed off.

Williams ended up being one of the Lions most unpredictable attacking threats throughout the series and nothing highlights this more than his incredible break in the 1st Test to set up a try for Sean O’Brien.

Speaking to WalesOnline, Williams says he’d been calling for the ball to be smacked long before Anthony Watson passed him the ball.

“I had been calling to smack it long,” said Williams.
“When the ball came to me I shaped as if to kick but just felt I could step Kieran Read as he was running so fast and after that it was just about trying to make ground.
“All I could hear were screams advising me what to do.
“Once I was past Read, I thought I’d have a go and everything then fell into place.
“Foxy (Jonathan Davies) and Elliot were brilliant down the left and Sean did superbly to keep up with play and claim the score.”

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Jason Hennessy

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