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Ali Kasim
Thursday, Jun 26, 2014

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Welsh rugby player in S’pore hospital

The New Paper | Ali Kasim | Thursday, Jun 26, 2014

Cardiff Blues centre Owen Williams is in a Singapore hospital after suffering an injury during the inaugural World Club 10s tournament at the National Stadium on Sunday.

Williams, 22, was stretchered off during the first half of the Welsh side's third-and-fourth place play-off against the Asia Pacific Dragons, which the latter won 26-17.

The 20-minute game was halted for a few minutes as medics tended to Williams, who appeared to have suffered a neck injury following a tackle which caused him to fall on his head.

He was rushed to hospital from the stadium. The severity of the injury has yet to be confirmed.

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In a statement posted on their official website, the Blues said: "Cardiff Blues centre Owen Williams is to remain in hospital in Singapore after sustaining an injury at the World Club 10s.

"Williams was injured during the first half of the third-fourth play-off fixture with the Asia Pacific Dragons on Sunday afternoon. "The region would like to take this opportunity to thank fans for their messages of support for Owen.

"Cardiff Blues will issue further updates when they are available."

Most of the team have returned to Wales, but some from the club's management have stayed behind in Singapore as they await the diagnosis of the player.

Williams, who has won four caps for Wales, had only just returned to action following an injury-plagued season when he played only nine games for the Blues due to hamstring problems


This article was first published on June 24, 2014.
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