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Scott Williams back after Wales' Tyler Morgan blow


Wales Autumn internationalsDates: 11 Nov-2 Dec Venue: Principality StadiumOpponents: Australia, Georgia, New Zealand, South AfricaCoverage: Live on BBC One or BBC Two Wales & S4C, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary.Scarlets centre Scott Williams has been recalled by Wales for their autumn Tests after Dragons’ Tyler Morgan pulled out because of injury.Williams was omitted from Wales’ initial selection, with fellow Scarlet Hadleigh Parkes preferred despite being unavailable for the first three Tests.But Morgan’s ankle injury – suffered against Ospreys last weekend – has given Williams, 27, a fresh chance.

Scarlets boss Wayne Pivac said Williams had reacted positively to his omission.Podcast: Wales’ autumn and Gatland’s futureWales coach Warren Gatland overlooked Williams in favour of New Zealand-born Parkes, who qualifies on residency but only in time to face South Africa on Saturday, 2 December.He therefore misses Wales’ matches against Australia, Georgia and New Zealand.Wales 2017 autumn Tests: TV coverageSat, 11 Nov (17:15 GMT)Wales v AustraliaBBC Two WalesSat, 18 Nov (14:30 GMT)Wales v GeorgiaBBC One WalesSat, 25 Nov (17:15 GMT)Wales v New ZealandBBC Two WalesSat, 2 Dec (14:30 GMT)Wales v South AfricaBBC One WalesGatland says he wants a playmaker in the inside centre role – a position Williams has played in the past – with the coach saying fly-halfs Owen Williams, Rhys Patchell and Dan Biggar are under consideration for the position.Williams also faces competition from specialist centres Jonathan Davies – a fellow Scarlet – as well as uncapped Osprey Owen Watkin and Parkes.Wales squadForwards: Rob Evans, Wyn Jones, Nicky Smith, Leon Brown, Tomas Francis, Samson Lee, Kristian Dacey, Elliot Dee, Ken Owens, Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Seb Davies, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones, Sam Cross, Taulupe Faletau, Dan Lydiate, Josh Navidi, Aaron Shingler, Justin Tipuric; Backs: Aled Davies, Gareth Davies, Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Rhys Patchell, Rhys Priestland, Owen Williams, Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams, Hadleigh Parkes, Owen Watkin, Hallam Amos, Alex Cuthbert, Steffan Evans, Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams.
Source: BBC Wales