Stuff has reported that Williams could be unavailable for the All Blacks’ first test of the year against Argentina in Buenos Aires. The match is still two weeks away.
Williams has had a horrid run with injuries over the latter stages of his career and has managed only a limited number of appearances for the Blues in 2019. The second five ran out for Ponsonby Club last weekend as a way of maintaining match fitness, but that could all be in vain.
Steve Hansen has previously said that Williams has nothing to prove in the lead up to the World Cup, but the selectors will struggle to justify Williams’ inclusion in the squad if he has played so little rugby in 2019.
An official announcement out of the All Blacks camp is expected soon.
More to come…