7 May 2015

Sport: Tim Nanai Williams raring to go for Samoa

9:39 am on 7 May 2015

Tim Nanai Williams will be given a prominent role for Samoa in this weekend's penultimate round of the World Sevens Series in Glasgow.

The 25 year old played in the Dubai, Port Elizabeth and Wellington events, where Samoa failed to make the Cup quarter finals.

Samoa's Tim Nanai-Williams is tackled by New Zealand's Joe Webber during the South Africa Sevens at Port Elizabeth.

Samoa's Tim Nanai-Williams is tackled by New Zealand's Joe Webber during the South Africa Sevens at Port Elizabeth. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

By competing in Scotland he will complete his eligibility switch from New Zealand and become eligible for the Manu Samoa national team.

Nanai Williams played a limited role in his previous appearances but assistant coach Rudolph Moors says they plan to give him a free rein this weekend.

"We'll give him a chance to start because this is the last chance, last game for him and then after Glasgow, Tim will come straight back to the Chiefs. Tim wasn't performing well in the last three legs because of injury but we are very proud about his performance at the Chiefs in the last two games."

Samoa have a difficult pool this weekend, alongside New Zealand, South Africa and Kenya.

Chiefs back Tim Nanai-Williams

Chiefs back Tim Nanai-Williams Photo: PHOTOSPORT

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