13 Jun 2012

Ali Williams loves his rugby

11:40 am on 13 June 2012

The All Blacks lock Ali Williams says he's loving his rugby this year and is happy to play whenever he can.

31-year-old Williams has come off the bench in six of his last seven matches, which he did at Eden Park on Saturday night in his 74th test.

Williams says after the pressures of last year, he's really enjoying 2012 and will be involved in any way he can.

Williams could well come off the bench again this weekend against Ireland in Christchurch with a chance local boy Luke Romano could start alongside Sam Whitelock.