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Liam Williams withdrawn by Saracens just an hour before kick-off

There’s been more injury woe for Wales flyer Liam Williams.

Saracens have been forced to remove Williams for this afternoon’s Gallagher Premiership clash with Wasps, just an hour before kick off. The club said in a statement Williams “has withdrawn due to injury with Matt Gallagher taking his place at fullback.”

Williams is currently ranked as the number one right wing in world rugby by the RugbyPass Index.

During Saracens pre-season training programme Williams was struck down by a re-occurance of a groin injury which saw the management teams of Wales, Saracens and the player himself opting for surgery.

Williams missed 12 weeks of last season after sustaining the same groin injury in Wales’s Autumn test with Georgia and saw a number of experts who tried to get him back into action without the need of surgery.

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A shoulder injury then made it a first season of real frustration despite the British and Irish Lions star picking up a Premiership winners’ medal with Saracens. He was reduced to the role of spectator at Twickenham as Saracens defeated Exeter 27-10 in the play-off final.

Saracens

15 Matt Gallagher
14 Sean Maitland
13 Alex Lozowski
12 Brad Barritt ©
11 Alex Lewington
10 Alex Goode
9 Richard Wigglesworth
1 Titi Lamositele
2 Jamie George
3 Vincent Koch
4 Maro Itoje
5 Will Skelton
6 Mike Rhodes
7 Calum Clark
8 Jackson Wray

Replacements

16 Tom Woolstencroft
17 Ralph Adams-Hale
18 Juan Figallo
19 Nick Isiekwe
20 Dom Day
21 Ben Earl
22 Ben Spencer
23 Nick Tompkins

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Liam Williams withdrawn by Saracens just an hour before kick-off