Scarlets: Scott Williams and Jonathan Davies add to midfield worries

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Jonathan Davies scored as Scarlets beat Bayonne 20-7 at Stade Jean Dauger
Venue: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli Date: Friday, 27 January Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
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Scarlets centre Scott Williams is out for the remainder of the season whereas captain Jonathan Davies faces being out till no less than mid-February.

Williams, 32, has a hamstring harm whereas fellow Wales worldwide Davies has calf muscle harm.

British and Irish Lion Davies, 34, left the sphere as Scarlets accomplished a European Challenge Cup Pool B clean sweep at Bayonne.

Additionally, one other Wales centre, Johnny Williams, has been out since October.

Scott Williams suffered his harm as Scarlets beat Dragons within the United Rugby Championship (URC) on 1 January.

Former Wales Below-18s centre Joe Roberts, 22, has impressed in current weeks, and ex-Wales Below-20s centre Eddie James are at the moment amongst Scarlets' stretched midfield choices.

Johnny Williams suffered a calf harm towards Benetton, forcing him out of rivalry for the disappointing autumn internationals that led to the top of Wayne Pivac's tenure as Wales coach.

Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel stated: “Scott is gone for the season. He pulled a hamstring towards Dragons – it was a nasty one so he is had surgical procedure. He is carried out for the season – he'll be [back] pre-season at greatest.”

Peel hopes Johnny Williams will play for Scarlets earlier than the top of the Six Nations on 18 March.

He stated: “He is nonetheless on the sidelines… he was working right this moment [Tuesday], albeit indoors right here so I am unable to give a particular on that. I am anticipating it is not going to be too lengthy, however he isn't in rugby coaching but.

“He isn't working on the grass in boots but so it's going to be a few weeks I might say – earlier than the top of the Six Nations I am hoping he could have performed.”

Davies received the newest of his 96 Wales caps within the 2022 Six Nations earlier than being missed by Pivac for the summer season tour of South Africa and the autumn internationals.

Returning head coach Warren Gatland additionally left the 34-year-old out of this yr's Six Nations squad in favour of youthful gamers akin to Joe Hawkins and uncapped Mason Grady.

Scarlets, who play Brive at dwelling within the Problem Cup final 16 on the weekend of 31 March-2 April, return to URC motion towards Bulls in Llanelli on Friday.

Peel's aspect have received six of their previous eight fixtures and might be hoping their European type sparks a resurgence within the league the place they're at the moment second from backside within the desk.

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