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Smith: We need to perform
13 February 2004 11:42am
Scotland prop Tom Smith has admitted Matt Williams has put more pressure on his experienced stars after calling up three uncapped players for the Wales showdown.
That illustrated Williams' ambitious plans for the future but the 32-year-old Northampton player has invited people to judge the Scotland coach after the Millennium Stadium clash.
Smith said: "Yes, I'm looking forward to it and obviously the first game of the championships is a big one.
"There has been a lot of change with the new staff coming in and more emphasis has been placed on older players to stand up a bit more.
"I still get as excited, absolutely. A win is of massive importance and we need to perform.
"As in any Six Nations game, you want to get off to a good start but Wales will be in the same position.
"You can judge the difference Matt has made come Saturday.
"I would hope the Scottish fans would see a difference, I would hope we would play better and hopefully we will be more successful."
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