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Shane Williams out of England clash

14/02/2009 02:02:38 PM Comments (0)

Wales winger Shane Williams was ruled out on Friday of the grand slam champions' Six Nations match against England after failing a fitness test at the Millennium Stadium on his ankle injury.

The world player of the year's place in the side for Saturday's match will be taken by Scarlets winger Mark Jones.

Morgan Stoddart has been added to the squad as cover in the event of any late injuries.

Williams was rated only "fifty-fifty" by Wales coach Warren Gatland on Thursday after sustaining his injury during the second half of the title-holders' 26-13 tournament opening win away to Scotland last weekend.

Williams is Wales's record try-scorer with 45 in 62 Tests.

Wales also have a doubt over No.8 Andy Powell, who has a calf strain.

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