Saracens back Liam Williams is reported to being close to a full return to fitness, ahead of Wales Six Nations campaign. Wales Online have this Wednesday reported that the British and Irish Lions player could be fit to return in the next fortnight.
Williams, capped 45 times for Wales, started the November international against Australia on the wing, in a 29-21 defeat.
In the following weekend’s win over Georgia, Williams started at full-back. However, a second-half injury saw him leave the game with an abdominal injury.
It was severe enough to rule him out of the rest of the November series, including a defeat to New Zealand and the two-point victory over South Africa.
Speaking to his club’s official site last month, Saracens head coach and former Ireland international Mark McCall, gave a timeline for the players return and it appears he will be back on the pitch on schedule.
“Liam Williams will be back in three or four weeks, Duncan Taylor is two or three weeks away and Brad Barritt got a concussion at the weekend so won’t play this week.”
Wales begin their Six Nations campaign at home to Scotland on February 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. It will be an opportunity for Wales to seek revenge for their 29-13 defeat to Scotland in last year’s competition.
It was the first time in a decade that Scotland beat Wales in the tournament and Warren Gatland’s side will be looking for revenge – and to get the 2018 campaign off and running with a win.
The home clash will be followed quickly by a visit to Twickenham the following Saturday.
Tough games for Warren Gatland’s side but a return to full fitness for Williams would be a timely boost.
Brian Strahan, Pundit Arena