Liam Williams On The Ireland Player He Looks Up To As A Coach

Coach Johnny.

Liam Williams is one of three Lions set to return for Wales in their Six Nations encounter with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

The talented utility back has been named on the wing, with fellow British and Irish Lions Leigh Halfpenny coming back in at fullback and Dan Biggar fit and ready to slot back in at 10.

Williams says he can’t wait to come up against another Lions teammate today, in Ireland playmaker Johnny Sexton. Williams says he looks up to the veteran and always calls him “my coach.”

“Johnny is a great bloke,” Williams said.

“I always call him ‘my coach’, and I will do so again at the weekend. He is class – there are no ifs or buts about it.

“We know exactly what we are going to be up against at the weekend. It’s going to be tough and it’s going to be fast.”

He is however, wary of the danger that both him and yet another Lion in Conor Murray, pose to Wales.

“We know exactly what is going to be coming. With Murray at nine and Johnny Sexton at 10, they are two world-class players, and I am looking forward to the aerial battle against them.” Williams added

“They are two great blokes, and to be fair, all the Irish boys were great on the Lions tour. I really enjoyed spending some time with them, and I am looking forward to seeing them at the weekend.”

“Hopefully, we will have a war in the afternoon and then have a couple of pints in the evening!”

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