Gill all geared up

Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:13
Large gill630

Wallabies flank Liam Gill says preparations are over and he is ready for one of the biggest series of his career - against the Lions.

Wallabies and Reds flank Liam Gill is ready and excited to get in and amongst the Lions during the Test series starting in Brisbane on Saturday.

The tearaway loose forward has been a little frustrated by not being involved in playing against the Lions yet but realises that the opportunity to play them in a Test match is the ultimate opportunity.

Gill told lionsrugby.com: "It was hard watching each of our franchises take on the Lions and sitting back and waiting for our turn. It's put us in a good place to take them on. We're understanding more and more about the pressure of this event."

Having a few weeks off after a grueling period of Super Rugby has been good for the side and has helped them freshen up and prepare for the onslaught that the Lions are going to provide.

"It's a Godsend to have a few weeks off. Everyone is feeling refreshed and ready to go.

"We're ready to rumble and very excited about what comes ahead of us," Gill added.

The Wallabies have had a good view of the Lions over the last couple of weeks watching them play against the Australian Super Rugby franchises and a Combined Country XV. Gill feels that just being at these games has given him a taste of what the whole spectacle is about.

"We're starting to get excited. We've had a taste of what's to come from watching the franchises play, but I don't think it will compare to the Test series," said Gill.

The Lions have flown out of the blocks in all of their games except for the Reds game when they were put under pressure early but Cooper and company. This is a factor that Gill and the rest of the Wallabies are wary of and realise that they are going to have to weather the early storm well.

"We're very wary of how they will start. They come out at a rate of knots, so we understand that we have to front up and be there from the first 10 minutes until the last 10 minutes. I believe that's where the games will be won and lost.

"We have to combat the intensity they bring. We've tried to understand how they will give it to us and we know they will give it everything right from the start," Gill mentioned.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Thu, 23 February 2017
Rebels v Blues 08h45 Melbourne
Fri, 24 February 2017
Highlanders v Chiefs 06h35 Dunedin
Reds v Sharks 09h00 Brisbane
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers 17h45 Twickenham Stoop
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Myreside
Dragons v Leinster 19h30 Rodney Parade
Munster v Scarlets 19h35 Thomond Park
Sat, 25 February 2017
Sunwolves v Hurricanes 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Brumbies 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Force 08h45 Allianz Park
Saracens v Sale Sharks 12h45 Allianz Park
Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons 13h00 Sandy Park
Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Franklin's Gardens
Cheetahs v Lions 13h05 Bloemfontein
Scotland v Wales 14h25 BT Murrayfield
Kings v Jaguares 15h15 Port Elizabeth
Ireland v France 16h50 Aviva Stadium
Stormers v Bulls 17h30 Cape Town
Sun, 26 February 2017
Bristol v Bath 11h00 Ashton Gate
Treviso v Connacht 12h30 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Wasps v Gloucester 12h30 Ricoh Arena
Zebre v Ulster 12h30 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 13h05 Liberty Stadium
England v Italy 15h00 Twickenham Stadium
Mon, 27 February 2017
UCT-Ikeys v Maties 14h45 Cape Town
Rhodes v Fort Hare 16h30 Grahamstown
CUT-Ixias v UJ 16h30 Bloemfontein
UWC v TUT 16h30 Cape Town
UP-Tuks v Wits 16h30 Pretoria
CPUT v UKZN-Impi 16h30 Cape Town
Shimlas v NWU-Pukke 17h00 Bloemfontein
B&I LIONS
MORE LOGS