Lions scrum-half Ben Youngs excited to team up with Shane Williams against Brumbies

Last Updated: 17/06/13 1:27pm

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Youngs: An honour to play with Williams

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British and Irish Lions scrum-half Ben Youngs could barely contain his excitement at the prospect of lining up alongside Shane Williams in Tuesday's game with the Brumbies.

Winger Williams, part of the 2005 and 2009 Lions tours, has been drafted into the squad just for the final warm up game before the start of the Test series on Saturday.

Williams, who has been playing in Japan for Mitsubishi Dynaboars, will help out for one game only and Youngs says he is relishing his opportunity to play alongside the 36-year-old.

"It's fantastic for him, but, my goodness, for me - someone who's watched Shane and only ever played against him," said Youngs.


"It's the only time I'll ever play with Shane Williams, so what a great honour it is for us guys."

The 23-year-old is on his first Lions tour, having broken into the England set-up in 2010, and believes the chance to share a field with Wales' all-time leading try scorer and a Lions veteran makes wearing the famous Lions red even more of a thrill.

"In the back field, he's really experienced out there and we're going to really need him," he added.

"To wear a Lions jersey is special, to wear one with one of the legends... it's going to be great."

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