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Williams hungry for more success

Shane Williams
Wales wing Shane Williams is joint third all-time international try scorer

Winger Shane Williams says he is still hungry for more success after taking his international try-scoring record to 50 in Wales' 33-16 win over Argentina.

The 32-year-old Osprey crossed the try-line twice at the Millennium Stadium for the 47th and 48th time in a Welsh shirt to add to his two Lions tries.

He is now joint third all-time international try scorer alongside England's Rory Underwood.

"I never thought I would get to this position," Williams told BBC Wales.

"I completely forgot about it today until someone mentioned it now."

Williams became Wales' all-time leading try scorer in the 2008 Grand Slam-winning Six Nations campaign - breaking Gareth Thomas's record with his 41st Test score in just 56 appearances.

He continued to add to that total and with his Lions tries Williams is now tied with former England wing Underwood.

They trail Australia legend David Campese, in second with 64, and Japan winger Daisuke Ohata who has 69.

"I'm still hungry and I keep saying that," said Williams. "I will keep scoring tries until my legs can't get me out of bed in the morning.

"I'm still loving it, enjoying myself, getting up for training and training with a smile on my face and that's what it's all about for me."


Williams added to Stephen Jones' first-half solo try as Wales claimed their second win in the autumn Test series.

His first came in a flash after a Luke Charteris charge-down, gathering the loose ball before jinking inside three defenders to make it 18-3.

The second try came through Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe's ill-advised chip ahead.

It went straight at Williams who spotted a lack of chasers, turned and raced through the middle of the disorganised Pumas to go under the posts.

Williams looks ahead to Australia

"I made a bit much of the first one," he said. "I don't know what I was thinking.

"I thought it was a bit too simple to go into the corner, I felt I had someone else to beat but I was side-stepping thin air.

"I got over the line in the end thanks to [flanker] Martyn Williams' little nudge.

"It's great to get on the score sheet but more importantly it was about winning today.

"Argentina are a very good side, we knew it would be very tough and we've been out there and given a great performance.

"Perhaps we've lost the ball in areas where we knew we'd have to work hard and keep, but certainly you can't question the need. The boys know they've been in a battle."

Highlights: Wales 33-16 Argentina

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