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Few details on Owen Williams' injury in Singapore

Very little is known about the nature or extent of Owen Williams' injury, sustained whilst playing for Cardiff Blues against Asia Pacific Dragons in the World Club 10s on Sunday.

The Blues released a statement yesterday, saying: "Owen Williams is to remain in hospital in Singapore after sustaining an injury at the World Club 10s. Cardiff Blues will issue further updates when they are available."

Williams has four caps for Wales - and scored his first international try against Tonga last autumn. Credit: PA

Blues teammate Macauley Cook also tweeted yesterday to say he was at the hospital with Williams, waiting for his family to arrive.

The WRU said 22-year-old Williams has not travelled home with the rest of the Blues squad.

Messages of support after Wales centre suffers injury

Messages of support from around the Welsh rugby community have been posted on Twitter, for Cardiff Blues and Wales centre Owen Williams, who suffered a serious injury at the World Cup 10s in Singapore.

The 22-year-old is believed to still be in hospital in Singapore, after being injured in the tournament on Sunday.

There is very little detail about the nature or extent of his injury.

Goodwill messages have come in this morning from Wales legend Shane Williams, Alun Wyn Jones - who captained the side in South Africa, and Regional Rugby Wales, which represents the four Welsh regions.


Sending our best wishes to @cardiff_blues player Owen Williams @owilliams91 and his friends and family - you're very much in our thoughts


FT: South Africa 31 - 30 Wales

Wales have lost 30 - 31 in their second test match against South Africa. Warren Gatland's side got off to a good start, leading at half time against the Boks.

A penalty try was awarded to the South African side in the final few minutes, leaving Wales trailing one point behind.

Wales play South Africa in second Test

Testing conditions are expected for Gatland's men in Nelspruit. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/PA Images

Wales take on South Africa this afternoon in the second Test of their tour. After the 38-16 defeat in their first encounter Wales coach, Warren Gatland, has dropped tighthead prop Adam Jones.

His starting role is taken by Samson Lee of the Scarlets, while Aaron Jarvis comes on to the bench.

There is also a change at openside flanker, where Josh Turnbull takes over from his Scarlets colleague Aaron Shingler, while Ospreys number eight Dan Baker is among the replacements.

Jake Ball is preferred to Ian Evans as second-row cover on the bench. Scrum-half Mike Phillips has retained his spot, despite coming under pressure from Gareth Davies.

Two changes to Wales side ahead of Springboks game


Wales team v @bokrugby Backs: L Williams, A Cuthbert, J Davies, J Roberts, G North, D Biggar (1/3)


Wales team v @bokrugby Forwards: G Jenkins, K Owens, S Lee, L Charteris, A W Jones (Capt), D Lydiate, J Turnbull, T Faletau (2/3)


Wales team v @bokrugby Bench: M Rees, P James, A Jarvis, J Ball, D Baker, G Davies, J Hook, M Morgan (3/3)


Gatland to name team for second test

Wales will be looking to improve. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/PA Images

The Wales team will be announced later as they attempt to right the wrongs of their first Test against South Africa.

The five-try 38-16 defeat at Kings Park in Durban has led to plenty of soul-searching within the Welsh camp, after their confidence in the build-up was destroyed by their hosts.

But there remains the chance to put matters right when the second Test takes place in Nelspruit on Saturday.

Roger Lewis: 'The WRU has retained its dignity'

"Through the past six months, the Welsh Rugby Union has retained its dignity" said WRU Chief Executive Roger Lewis.

"We have not been dragged into the gutter to exchange playground insults with others."

"It's been a dark day, instigated by a very very small minority of people, and the reason I emphasise that, hundreds and hundreds of men and women supported the Welsh rugby union today" he said.

"We only had four people against us in that vote of no confidence, and the rest, hundreds, supported the Union, and that is the true reflection of where we are in Wales today."

More: WRU survives vote of no confidence

WRU survives vote of no confidence

It's the first EGM held by the WRU since 2007 Credit: ITV News

The Welsh Rugby Union has seen off a vote of no confidence following an Extraordinary General Meeting in Port Talbot today.

Two resolutions voted on were that the WRU board of directors had not been acting in the best interests of Welsh rugby, while a second had called for a vote of no confidence in the current board.

A total of 39 WRU member clubs and Wales' four professional regions had supported calls for an EGM - the WRU's first since 2007 - with the protest driven by former chief exec David Moffett.

Moffett gained sufficient backing for the meeting to be called, but it ended after almost four hours of debate.

Disaffected clubs had claimed the WRU board of directors weren't overseeing Welsh rugby with the best interests of the game at heart.

The WRU has agreed to hold a ballot of all clubs to reach an agreement on whether a proposed new national league structure of the amateur game will go ahead, or whether the existing structure will be kept for next season.

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