Liam Williams ‘completely devastated’ after being dominated out of Wales’ autumn Assessments following surgical procedure on a collarbone harm suffered on debut for Cardiff… as director of rugby Dai Younger says he’s ‘gutted’ for the 31-year-old
- Liam Williams is ‘devastated’ to overlook Wales’ 4 Assessments this autumn after surgical procedure
- He was pressured off on his Cardiff debut on Saturday with a collarbone harm
- Johnny McNicholl is now prone to begin towards his delivery nation New Zealand
A ‘devastated’ Liam Williams has been dominated out of Wales’ crunch autumn internationals after he underwent surgical procedure on a collarbone harm suffered on debut for his new aspect Cardiff.
Two-time British & Irish Lion and skilled worldwide Williams, 31, is an important determine for Wayne Pivac’s Wales and a sure starter at full-back if match.
However after switching from Welsh area Scarlets to Cardiff this summer time, he was pressured off within the first half of his first sport for the capital aspect towards Munster final Saturday.
Liam Williams will miss Wales’ autumn Assessments after struggling a collarbone harm on Saturday
Cardiff confirmed Williams had an operation to repair his damaged collarbone on Monday night and is predicted to be out for between 12 to 16 weeks.
It means he’ll miss Wales’ November clashes with New Zealand, Argentina, Georgia and Australia.
‘Completely devastated to select up an harm on my Cardiff debut,’ Williams posted on social media. ‘Surgical procedure went properly final night time – on the highway to restoration!’
Wayne Pivac will view the absence of Williams as an enormous blow to his World Cup preparations
Williams’ harm is a giant blow to Wales head coach Pivac as his aspect appears to be like to hit prime gear forward of subsequent yr’s World Cup in France.
Williams is first-choice at full-back. His understudy Leigh Halfpenny continues to be recovering from a long-term knee harm. One other No 15 possibility in Hallam Amos retired this summer time to grow to be a health care provider.
It implies that as issues stand, the New Zealand-born Johnny McNicholl might be favorite to start out in that place towards the All Blacks and the nation of his delivery on November 5.
Johnny McNicholl is now favorite to take Williams’ place to face his delivery nation New Zealand
‘I’m desperately disillusioned for Liam,’ mentioned Cardiff director of rugby Dai Younger.
‘He was actually desperate to have a superb season. He has finished every thing that has been requested of him since he got here to Cardiff and I believed he was wanting sharp within the sport.
‘I’m gutted for him – it is a huge blow for us and a giant blow for Wales.’