Williams revels in free role

Wing wizard Shane Williams is ready to weave his magic at Murrayfield and cement his place on this summer's British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. [more]

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Wing wizard Shane Williams is ready to weave his magic at Murrayfield and cement his place on this summer’s British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

Wales have put the emphasis on all-out attack this season and Williams has vowed to ‘go looking for work’ against Scotland on Sunday, with Mike Ruddock’s Grand Slam-chasing team once again displaying a try-hungry appetite.

Williams have been one of the beneficiaries, and his form must put him among the favourites for one of the wing positions when Sir Clive Woodward names his Lions squad.

‘As far as the rugby we are playing is concerned, it’s the kind I enjoy,’ said the Neath-Swansea Ospreys wing, whose impressive Test match strike-rate reads 23 tries in 28 Wales appearances.

‘It means that I have got a freer role – the more I get my hands on the ball, the more chances I’ve got of making something happen.

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‘I don’t like playing these games where I just stay on the wing and let my fingers freeze off. It’s not the way I play, and it’s certainly not the way Wales are playing at the moment and I am very grateful for that.

‘I will go looking for work, as I’ve done throughout this season and everyone else will be doing the same. Mike (Ruddock) knows that I don’t like just to play off one position."

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