Thursday 27 October 2016

Williams is on course to play

Liam Williams (PA)
Liam Williams (PA)

Liam Williams looks on course to be involved in Wales' Six Nations opener against Ireland on Sunday - despite playing barely an hour of rugby since the World Cup.

Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde said that "everything is good" with Williams following his return from injury for Scarlets in last Saturday's Guinness PRO12 clash against Connacht.

Williams limped out of the World Cup during the pool stage loss to Australia at Twickenham in October, having suffered a foot injury.

And his return to action ahead of the Six Nations is a timely one, given that he offers Wales boss Warren Gatland full-back and wing options, with regular number 15 Leigh Halfpenny currently sidelined while he continues his recovery from a pre-World Cup injury.

Gatland is due to name his team for the Aviva Stadium clash today, with Williams and flanker Dan Lydiate currently commanding most attention. Ospreys flanker Lydiate has been sidelined since New Year's Day due to a shoulder/neck problem, although he has trained with Wales during the past week.

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