Rejuvenated Nick Williams enjoying Ravenhill roar

The unstoppable Nick Williams breaks through the Scarlets defence

The unstoppable Nick Williams breaks through the Scarlets defence

Nick Williams scored his sixth try of the PRO12 campaign as Ulster secured a bonus point win over the Scarlets to go 11 points clear at the top of the table.

The big man is enjoying his time with the Irish Province.

“Ruan chucked me the ball and said, ‘do you want to have a run and I just had some fun? Its full credit to the boys up front because if it wasn’t for them giving us the solid platform up front we won’t have done any wonders,” said Williams.

“I just give credit to our whole front five week in week out, we pride ourselves on our set piece, we started off slowly but eventually we started to dominate them and that was the most pleasing aspect.”

Williams has enjoyed a new lease of life since joining Ulster from the now defunct Aironi.

“Who doesn’t want a job that isn’t fun? It’s a blessing and it’s awesome to be able to play the game that we love, to be able travel around the world and be happy, you shouldn’t play the game if you are going to be angry and for me it’s all about fun, I like to get my hands on the ball and have fun.”

Williams seems to relish playing at No8 but can play at blindside flanker but admits he is just happy to be in the team.

“I’ll play wherever the big fellow puts me, when I was young I started playing at eight and six is relatively the same, I’m just happy to get on the pitch in any position maybe even 10,” he added.

Ulster face a resurgent Glasgow at Ravenhill in the Heineken Cup on Friday and although they have beaten the Scottish side twice already this season, Williams believes it will be a hard battle.

“They had a great win on Friday night. It was a bit of an arm wrestle when we were over there and we know it is going to be much of the same when they come here, we’ll do our home work and we’ll have fun.

“It’s unbelievable playing at Ravenhill, I was saying to a few other people I’ve played in a good few stadiums in the world but Ravenhill is probably one of the most awesome.

“The crowd are pretty crazy and it just picks us up as players when we’re down and I’m not used to that down under because they are pretty placid supporters. The passion and the drive the crowd give us is unreal.”




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