Wales head coach Warren Gatland has been dealt a major blow ahead of his side’s World Cup semi-final clash with South Africa as Liam Williams has been ruled out of the game.
According to a report by the BBC, the 28-year-old suffered an ankle injury in training and is unlikely to recover in time for next week’s clash, whether Wales feature in the third-place play-off or make the final.
Leigh Halfpenny is in line to take Williams’ place in the starting XV.
Gatland’s squad have been injury-hit of late. Jonathan Davies was a late withdrawal from Wales’ side to play France last weekend while Josh Navidi suffered a hamstring injury in that dramatic 20-19 win and has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.
Williams has made two appearances for Wales during this tournament, scoring a try against Fiji before featuring in the quarter-final win.
Both Gatland and Rassie Erasmus are due to name their respective teams for Sunday’s clash tomorrow afternoon.
Meanwhile, England and New Zealand have named their starting line-ups for Saturday’s semi-final which can be found here.