Nanai-Williams set for Sevens return

Date published: April 27 2015

Chiefs utility back Tim Nanai-Williams is hoping his superb form continues when he returns to Samoa's Sevens team next weekend.

Nanai-Williams who returned to action for the Chiefs after overcoming a calf injury and a broken finger, has delivered brilliant performances in his last two Super Rugby matches.

The 25-year-old will be in action for the Chiefs against the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday before returning to Sevens duty with Samoa at the Glasgow Sevens during the Chiefs' second bye of the season.

He needs to play in one more competition on World Rugby's Sevens World Series circuit to fulfill the requirement of four tournaments which will qualify him to play at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and, through a loophole in the law, also allow him to qualify to represent Samoa at the Rugby World Cup in England later this year.

Although he has a busy schedule, Nanai-Williams does not expect special treatment from the Chiefs ahead of his visit to Glasgow.

"I don't think I will get a break [this week]," he told Fairfax Media.

"I had a few weeks off with injuries since the season started so I'm keen to play and keep my spot in the team.

"And hopefully I can push for a spot in the team to go to Melbourne and then on to Scotland.

"I'll have to talk to [coach Dave Rennie] but for personal reasons I'd rather play. The team is clicking really well at the moment and I love being a part of that as well."