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More injury heartache for Wales as Liam Williams is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup

Warren Gatland’s side were beaten by Australia last night & will face South Africa in a quarter-final next weekend.

Image: Christophe Ena/AP/Press Association Images

WALES HAVE LOST another member of their team to injury as Liam Williams’ foot problem has seen him ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

The Scarlets’ full-back limped off with six minutes remaining of last night’s 15-6 defeat to Australia.

There has been no further explanation of the injury as of yet but Williams did undergo surgery in June after damaging his metatarsal.

He’s battled back since but the 24-year-old has probably been short of fitness throughout the tournament and has struggled with a variety of issues throughout the group stage.

Against Uruguay, he suffered a dead leg and then was concussed in the clash with England which forced him to miss the assignment with Fiji too.

Britain Rugby WCup Australia Wales It remains to be seen if Warren Gatland will bring in another player to replace Williams. Source: Alastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images

The Welsh camp have been hit by a relentless amount of injuries which has torn their side to shreds.

Back in the summer Jonathan Davies was ruled out of the World Cup after damaging his cruciate ligaments. Then there was the double-blow of losing both Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb in the build-up.

Cory Allen pulled a hamstring against England while Scott Williams and Hallam Amos were both ruled out for the rest of the tournament too after picking up injuries in the same game.

Wales are in action next Saturday when they face South Africa in a quarter-final clash at Twickenham.

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