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Tom Williams shines for Wales 7s squad at World Cup

Tom Williams shines for Wales 7s squad at World Cup

A former Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos performed well as part of the Welsh Sevens squad at a major international competition.

Tom Williams, who left the school in 2014, had a hugely eventful World Cup in the United States of America, which unfortunately ended on a sour note after an alleged attack from a Samoan player that left him unable to compete at the event's finals day.

The 22-year-old, who was competing in his final tournament for his country before concentrating full-time on his club rugby with Ospreys next season, notched the golden try to guide the national side to a 24-19 Challenge Trophy quarter-final clash against Samoa, which led to an alleged altercation in the tunnel that saw Williams left with “pretty serious” injuries.

The incident, which also saw Gordon Langkilde suspended by the Samoan Rugby Union, is being investigated by World Rugby and the San Francisco police department, and Williams' injuries are being assessed by medical staff.

A statement from the Welsh Rugby Union stated that no player from the squad is being investigated following the incident, which saw Gareth Williams without one of his star names in their 27-12 semi-final defeat against Ireland.

They did manage to finish on a high thanks to a 35-12 success over Canada, which saw Wales eventually finish the competition in 11th.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, added: “It was great to see Tom performing so well on such a large scale and everyone at Rydal Penrhos wishes him the very best as he recovers from his injuries.

"He is one of the shining lights of our Rugby Academy programme, and hopefully the incident will not hamper his development as he looks to establish himself within the Ospreys set-up during the upcoming campaign."

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