Williams out for Wales Tests

RUGBY UNION: Shane Williams has been ruled out of Wales’ Tests against South Africa and New Zealand with a shoulder injury.

The absence of the Ospreys winger, who is Wales’ record try-scorer with 51 to his name, gives Leigh Halfpenny his chance in Saturday’s clash with the Springboks at the Millennium Stadium.

James Hook has been granted permission to play despite awaiting a shoulder operation.