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Gill : Reds must be more clinical against Stormers



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Reds flanker Liam Gill says that his Queensland based Super Rugby franchise will need to be more clinical when they face the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

After beating the Highlanders the Reds were brought back down to earth by the #Bulls who beat them 41-22 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

The Reds now travel to Cape Town to play the #Stormers who will also be coming off a loss as they were beaten 29-22 by the #Lions on Saturday.

“We’re getting ourselves into good situations, we just need to execute. The bottom line is that we need to be more clinical in the big moments,” Gill said.

Gill has certainly made an impression with the Reds this season and there is little in the rugby skills book that he does not already have in his kit bag, as evidenced by the successful long range shots against the Bulls.

Add that to his broad array of skills including world class pilferer, strong ball runner, powerful defender and confident distributor, and you have the complete player.

With David Pocock, Michael Hooper and Sean McMahon each building on the form of last year’s World Cup campaign, the #Reds fetcher has blocked the prospect of Wallabies selection from his mind.

“Not at the moment. All I’m worried about is playing quality football for the Reds and trying to turn this team into a winning team,” Gill said.

It must have been every forward’s dream to do as Gill did when he calmly potted that huge drop goal against the Bulls.

No one watching him slip into first receiver would have expected that shot, yet after insisting he had practised the skill for years at training, the 23-year-old took his chance.

“It was almost a brain explosion. But I knew we had the advantage if I missed,” he said.

“So I thought I’d step back, take the duties and have a crack.”

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