England tap up Wilko

Cueto & Co turn to fly-half for information on new All Black

Last Updated: 05/11/10 10:03am

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Wilkinson: Former team-mate of Williams

Wilkinson: Former team-mate of Williams

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Winger Mark Cueto insists England's have been tapping up Jonny Wilkinson for information on how to stop "Superman" Sonny Bill Williams.

"I have spoken to Jonny about him and the boys are well clued up on him."
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Cross-code convert Williams will make his long-awaited All Blacks debut against England at Twickenham after the 25-year-old was fast-tracked into the side.

Williams has only just returned to New Zealand after beginning his union career in France with Toulon, where he was team-mates with England World Cup winner Wilkinson.

And although a shoulder injury has denied Wilkinson the chance of lining up against his former team-mate, England have been using his inside knowledge of the 17st powerhouse.

Amazing

"We've got a load of computer footage which we can click on and analyse all the players. When you click on Sonny Bill it looks like Superman, it's absolutely ridiculous," said Cueto

"He's obviously an exceptional individual player. He is a massive unit, his off-loading ability is amazing, he can break tackles well and his defence is solid.

"From that point of view he's a world class player. You don't get average players at this level, especially in an All Blacks shirt.

"They are the best team in the world if you give them the opportunity they will just totally destroy you - but I have spoken to Jonny about him and the boys are well clued up on him.

"It's his first time in an All Black shirt and it's at Twickenham so hopefully we can put pressure on him, get in his face, and see what he comes up with."

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