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Wales lose winger George North for All Black Test


George North will miss the Test against the All Blacks

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Article Published: Friday 23 November 2012


Wales have suffered a big blow ahead of their Test match at the Millennium stadium with New Zealand's All Blacks as winger George North has been replaced by Liam Williams.

North picked up a hip injury during a training session at the Welsh Rugby Union National Centre of Excellence, at the Vale Resort in Hensol, on Tuesday afternoon and will remain in camp with the national squad to receive treatment in the hope of returning for the series climax against Australia next week.

Williams made his international debut at the Millennium Stadium against the Barbarians early this summer, but has not appeared again despite going on to tour Australia under interim head coach Rob Howley and being named on the Wales bench against Argentina in the Series opener a fortnight ago.

The 21-year-old Morriston-born player Williams has been a consistent performer for the Scarlets this season at full back, but comes into the side as a direct replacement for North on the wing.

Wales (revised)

Leigh Halfpenny; Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Liam Williams; Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips; Paul James, Matthew Rees, Aaron Jarvis, Bradley Davies, Luke Charteris, Ryan Jones, Sam Warburton (captain), Toby Faletau

Replacements : Ken Owens, Gethin Jenkins, Scott Andrews, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric, Tavis Knoyle, James Hook, Scott Williams

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