WALES v SAMOA Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Date: 13 November Kick-off: 1930 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC TWO Wales & online, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, plus radio commentary online
Warburton steps into Williams' boots
Wales coach Warren Gatland has told open-side flanker Sam Warburton not to try to be the new Martyn Williams in Friday's Test against Samoa in Cardiff.
The Cardiff Blue, 21, is the latest man to emerge as understudy to 89-cap, three-time Lions tourist Williams, 34.
"He brings a physical element that's different," said Gatland. "We don't want him playing the way Martyn plays, we want him playing his own game."
Cardiff-man Warburton won his first cap against the USA on Wales' summer tour.
The 2007 Wales Under-19 World Cup captain has now displaced Blues team-mate Robin Sowden-Taylor as the understudy to the seemingly irreplaceable veteran Williams and is set to make his first start on Friday.
Martyn knows himself that he was a little bit off the pace against the All Blacks
"If I could end up half the player Martyn is I'd be very happy," Warburton told BBC Sport Wales. "He's blatantly the number-one seven in Wales.
"I just enjoying being there by him, learning off him, watching his games and having a few master classes at the end of training sessions.
"I wouldn't say I'm a similar player. Samoa might suit me a bit more, I do enjoy the physical game and hope to get stuck in.
"I'll be concentrating on getting to the breakdown quickly and winning ball for us."
Williams has been one of the few players in Wales who has been seen as irreplaceable in the national side.
His value was shown as Wales coach Warren Gatland coaxed him out of a premature retirement after the disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign.
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