LISA STAYS HARD, stay close game: This is the second time the former England captain has played this week, the other being against the Wallabies on Saturday night.
Her latest effort was a fine display of composure as she looked to keep her side in the contest.
“I was looking to make sure we played with intensity,” she said.
“We needed to make the most of what the Wallaby attack could do.”
We were playing against the best team in the world, so it was important that we got a lot of work in.
“While the game was largely unchanged from the previous week, there was an emphasis on the defensive aspect of the contest, particularly the tackle-oriented approach.
There were more players in the line-out, with the Wallas holding their line and not allowing their inside forwards to get past them.
The Wallabies struggled to make tackles, and it was an area where the hosts showed some improvement.”
There was a lot more ball in the middle, so that’s where the Wallahs struggled to get into their line-outs,” Williams said.
Williams said it was a good match for the Wallah’s to get back into the contest after a couple of weeks off.”
They’re coming back from two years away from rugby league and they’ve had some pretty tough times,” she added.
Both sides had their chances to score but neither side were able to do so.
Ahead of the match, Williams was asked about the two-Test series in Australia.”
I think there’s a lot to be excited about,” she replied.”
You’re playing two sides that are in very different places in the game, so there’s obviously going to be some ups and downs.
“It’s exciting to be part of two great series.”
Williams will now look to improve her side’s recent form as she takes on the Wallabes in the Rugby League World Cup quarter-final at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday (NZ time).
The game kicks off at 5:30pm (AEDT) on ESPN2 and will be available to stream on the ESPN3 app.