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Owen Williams' presence can inspire Wales to victory

By Andrew Baldock

Robin McBryde says Wales will be inspired by the Millennium Stadium presence of Owen Williams when they face world champions New Zealand.

Williams suffered what was described as a significant spinal cord injury playing for Cardiff Blues during the World 10s tournament in Singapore five months ago.

The 23-year-old, who won four Wales caps in 2013, has been treated in Cardiff's Rockwood Hospital and is showing continued signs of progress.

He is set to be among a capacity 74,500 crowd for the All Blacks' visit, and Wales forwards coach McBryde said: "It's quite inspiring when you talk to Owen, how positive he is.

"He hopes for the best, he keeps on working with the physios, and that in itself is quite inspiring.

"When you meet Owen, he doesn't hold a grudge against anybody. He is making small gains. He is working hard with the physios, and everyone hopes he is going to make a full recovery."

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