Rugby Union: Williams injury worry for Wales

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Wales are hoping that Steve Williams, the find of their tour to Australia, will recover from a rib injury in Saturday's comfortable win at Moree in time for the more daunting second Test in Sydney next Saturday. The Neath forward and his back-row colleague Hemi Taylor both went off during the game, but hope to be fit. Williams, in particular, is vital to Welsh Test hopes as at 6ft 4in and 17st he is one of the few capable of standing up to the Australians.

One player who should have boosted his chances of a second Test call- up is the wing Simon Hill, who has scored four tries in four outings. Ieuan Evans celebrated his MBE with the first after just 13 minutes as Wales gained only their second tour win.

NSW Country: Penalty Lavelle. Wales: Tries Cormack 2, N Davies, J Davies, Evans, Hill, S Williams; Conversions Jenkins 4; Penalties Jenkins 2.

New South Wales Country: N Lavelle; S Rutledge, D West, A Harding, M Dowling; C Doyle, S Merrick; D Phelps; G Koertz, W Petty, M Harber, G McQueen, B Klasson, P Fox, A McCalman.

WALES: C Cormack (Pontypridd); I Evans (Llanelli), G Thomas (Pontypridd), N Davies (Llanelli), S Hill ( Cardiff); N Jenkins (Pontypridd), A Moore (Richmond); C Loader (Swansea), B Williams (Neath), J Davies (Neath), M Voyle (Newport), G Llewellyn (Harlequins, capt), A Gibbs (Newbridge), H Taylor (Cardiff), S Williams (Neath). Replacements: D James (Bridgend) for Thomas 55; S Ford (Bridgend) for Voyle, 63; K Jones (Ebbw Vale) for Taylor, 75; A Lewis (Cardiff) for S Williams, 75.

Referee: B Fienberg (Aus).

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