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Williams ankle injury in training - reports

By PA Authors
By Online Editors

Wales full-back Liam Williams out of Sunday’s World Cup semi-final against South Africa – according to reports.

Williams is reported to have sustained an ankle problem during training ahead of the showdown with the Springboks in Yokohama.

Reports suggest that not only is the star fullback out of the semi-final and will miss the Rugby World Cup final should Wales beat the Springboks.

The PA news agency has contacted the Welsh Rugby Union for comment – who are yet to realise an official statement.

Wales are set to announce their team for the World Cup semi-final on Friday at 03:30 BST.

Williams, with 62 international caps as well as representing the British and Irish Lions, has been one of the key men in Warren Gatland’s squad.

Should the 28-year-old be ruled out of Sunday’s game, then Scarlets full-back Leigh Halfpenny is likely to replace him.

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Apart from back-row forward Josh Navidi, who will miss the remainder of the tournament due to a hamstring injury, Wales had been hoping for a clean bill of health.

Centre Jonathan Davies missed the quarter-final victory over France because of a knee problem suffered in Wales’ Pool D victory over Fiji earlier this month, but has resumed training.

England head coach Eddie Jones and captain Owen Farrell look ahead to Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.

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Williams ankle injury in training - reports