Gatland confident Williams will be fit for Irish clash

Gatland confident Williams will be fit for Irish clash

Wales head coach Warren Gatland expects his in-form fullback Liam Williams to be fit for Wales' final 2019 Six Nations clash and Grand Slam-decider against Ireland next week.

Williams left the pitch with his shoulder slung in his shirt as Wales claimed the victory over Scotland. He injured his shoulder tackling Scotland prop Allan Dell.

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Despite Williams looking like he could be a doubt for the all-important Super Saturday encounter, Gatland says that the early signs are positive.

“Liam Williams was just a stinger,” said Gatland. “He’s come through and he’s pretty good, so he’s nothing serious.”

It is Gatland’s final Championship in charge of Wales and he would become the first coach to win three Grand Slams if his side manages to achieve glory in Cardiff.

“There will be emotion,” admitted Gatland. “It is St Patrick’s Day next week and the Irish will be chomping at the bit.

“It is going to be a great occasion and you won’t be able to get a ticket anywhere.

"The competition is still open, with England and Ireland thinking they will be in with a chance if we get knocked over."

“We want to win this Championship and the only way we can do that is by getting the Grand Slam.

“If we can do that, I can promise you there will be some serious celebrations afterwards but we have to regroup.

“We do get an extra day over Ireland because they play on Sunday and that is going to be a challenge for them.

“There will be no lack of motivation.”

Via: Six Nations

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