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Scott Williams ruled out of Wales tour of South Africa

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Wales centre Scott Williams will miss the summer tour of South Africa due to a shoulder injury.

Williams was forced to undergo minor surgery after injuring his shoulder in a huge hit on Brian O'Driscoll, against Ireland in February. After missing out on Wales final three games of the Six Nations, The Red Dragons had hoped that Williams would be fit in time for the two-match tour of South Africa.

But the 24-year-old, who has just signed a new deal with the Scarlets, will be left at home to recover in time for next season.

The news comes just three days after Justin Tipuric was ruled out of the tour, as the flanker is due to undergo keyhole surgery on his shoulder next week.

Williams and Tipuric have been added to the long list of absentees. Wales captain Sam Warburton, Leigh Halfpenny, Ashley Beck, Richard Hibbard, James King, and Rhys Webb are all unavailable due to injury.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland will not announce the touring squad until after the trial match between the Probables v Possibles at the Liberty Stadium on May 30.

Wales will kick off their tour with a warm up match against the Eastern Province Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 10. This injury-ravaged Wales outfit will be looking to claim their first victory over the Springboks since June 1999 when they them on in Durban on June 14, then in Nelspruit on June 21.

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