11 May 2012

Cruden more of a threat say Reds

11:03 am on 11 May 2012

The SBW show will attract Brisbane's biggest Super Rugby crowd this season but it's Chiefs five-eighth Aaron Cruden who the Queensland Reds will watch most closely on Sunday.

While Sonny Bill Williams has enjoyed a successful transition from the Crusaders to the Waikato-based pacesetters, the defending champions will target rising All Black Cruden as the dangerman at Suncorp Stadium.

Reds halfback Will Genia admitted Cruden was more influential than former NRL star Williams and in red-hot form after guiding the Chiefs to nine straight wins.

Genia says they know what to expect from Williams and really just have to counter his off-loads.

The match is at six on Sunday evening.