Stormers plan for Williams

2015-03-11 00:00

STORMERS coach Allister Coetzee has a simple explanation for his players on how to stop dangerous All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams.

The Stormers face the Chiefs at Newlands in a Super Rugby clash this weekend where Williams and Damian de Allende are set to have an enthralling battle in midfield.

“It’s simple: no one can run without his legs,” Coetzee said. “Sonny Bill is only able to off-load in contact if he dominates physically. Therefore, we have to be ­aggressive with our tackles. If you tackle him low around the legs, he won’t be able to make those ­off-loads.”

The Stormers mentor, however, warned that Williams is not their only focus for Saturday’s clash.

“It’s important that we stick to our normal plan and maintain a strong work ethic.”

Saturday’s clash at Newlands kicks off at 5.05 pm.

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