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Williams keen for Scotland chance


Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams

New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams is desperate to play against Scotland next week after being disappointed with his debut All Blacks performance against England.

Williams created the opening try of New Zealand's 26-16 victory with a brilliant off-load for Jerome Kaino, who sent Hosea Gear over in the corner, and he was proud to have represented the All Blacks. But the former Kiwi rugby league star believes there is much more to come from him at Test level and he wants the chance to build on his performance at Murrayfield next weekend.

"I spent the few hours after the game feeling proud of myself for accomplishing what I said I wanted to do when I came across to rugby," said Williams. "But I was disappointed with my own game and I am looking for a bit more game time to improve on my performance."

He added: "I pride myself on my workrate and the intensity was a huge step up from the national competition at home in New Zealand.

"It was a rollercoaster out there. I did a couple of good things and a couple of bad things. The biggest thing for me is feeling like you let the boys down out there.

"The only way you will improve as a player was through game time. We have class players but hopefully I will get another shot.

"Hopefully I can stay in that 22, keep learning and it will be like a snowball effect, so I can start expressing myself a lot more.

"If I do get another shot I will back myself a lot more."