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Wales confirm Liam Williams blow

Wales will be without Liam Williams for their clash with New Zealand on Saturday due to an abdominal injury.

The Saracens back sustained the injury during Wales' 13-6 victory over Georgia last weekend and has now been released from the squad.

The absence of the 26-year-old will come as a major blow to Wales, who were already without centre Jonathan Davies due to a foot injury.

Davies picked up his injury in Wales' loss to Australia earlier this month and could miss the rest of the season as a result.

Cardiff Blues wing Alex Cuthbert will also miss out this weekend due to a calf injury.

"Liam Williams and Alex Cuthbert have been released from the Wales squad due to injury," the Welsh Rugby Union said in a statement.

"Liam Williams suffered an abdominal injury and Alex Cuthbert a calf injury.

"At this stage, no time frame for recovery has been set for either player, and they have been released back to their respective club/region."

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