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Six Nations: Scott Williams relishing Brian O'Driscoll battle

Last Updated: 08/02/14 12:20pm

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Scott Williams in action against Italy at the Millennium Stadium last weekend

Scott Williams in action against Italy at the Millennium Stadium last weekend

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Scott Williams is relishing another battle with Brian O'Driscoll when Wales and Ireland come face-to-face in Dublin on Saturday.

Both sides won their opening fixtures in the Six Nations Championship last weekend and the centre knows he faces a tough test against a player who is now in the twilight of his career.

Looking ahead to taking on O'Driscoll in the early afternoon kick-off at the Aviva Stadium, Williams said: "I've grown up watching him.

"He is a world-class player and it will be a challenge. I've played against him a couple of times before and it has gone all right.

"He's in form, and has got every part of the game you need.

"He is an awesome defender and has great hands as well, so it's going to be a bit of a challenge to defend against him."

As for beating Italy last week, Williams paid tribute to team-mate and fellow centre Jamie Roberts.

He added: "I thought Jamie was outstanding last weekend, coming back from his injuries.

"In my opinion, he was the man of the match. He carried the ball strongly and got us over the gain line."

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