George Williams treats praise like he treats lightweight Melbourne Storm attackers: picking up both and respectfully slamming them back down to earth. The Canberra Raiders halfback has been showered in compliments since his starring role in the NRL restart last weekend, guiding the Green Machine to a convincing win against the Storm. His try assists and thumping defence caught the eye of everyone outside of the capital, Brad Fittler hailing Williams as "flawless" and Sydney journalists keen to pick his brain via Zoom on Tuesday. But Williams knocked them all back just like he did to Ryan Papenhuyzen, more worried about the tackles he missed than the flood of accolades. "It was only my third game, I'm not getting carried away," Williams said through a thick northern English accent.