Williams ruled out of World Cup

Date published: October 11 2015

Wales' injury woes continued when it was revealed that full-back Liam Williams has been ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup with a foot injury.

Williams, who underwent foot surgery in June to repair damage to his fifth metatarsal, hobbled off during Wales' 15-6 defeat to Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Welsh Rugby Union revealed the extent of his injury on Twitter on Sunday.

"Disappointing news out of camp this morning," read the tweet. 

"Liam Williams ruled out of RWC with foot injury."

Williams' injury is the latest blow for Wales, who have already lost the services of fellow backs Leigh Halfpenny, Rhys Webb, Hallam Amos, Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams, Cory Allen and Eli Walker.

Wales kicking coach Neil Jenkins said Williams' exit from the tournament was a huge setback.

"It's a big blow," he said.

"He's been an outstanding player for us and did incredibly well to come back from his injury in the summer to get back up and running and get fit.

"He's been playing outstandingly well, and did pretty well again yesterday until his injury.

"He's a huge loss, but we've had quite a few of them and we've just got to get on with it."