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Williams out for six weeks

Published 20/09/2011 | 05:00

MARTYN Williams' slim hopes of a World Cup swansong have been dashed by the confirmation that he broke his arm against Ulster on Friday.

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The Welsh flanker was on standby for the tournament in New Zealand, with captain Sam Warburton having usurped the veteran Lion in the national pecking order.

But New Zealand-born head coach Warren Gatland no longer has his former captain in reserve, after the 99-times capped Wales man was ruled out for six weeks, almost certainly bringing a curtain down on his international career.

Irish Independent

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