Jenkins hails young gun Williams

Guinness PRO12 Editor

20 May 2011

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Neil Jenkins has heaped the praise on new Wales call-up Scott Williams.

The young Scarlets centre has received plenty of plaudits for his performances this season particularly the final round victory over Cardiff Blues.

Williams was rewarded with a place in Warren Gatland’s 26-man squad to face the Barbarians on June 4.

And backs coach Neil Jenkins reckons the Wales U20s international has plenty of potential to make it on the biggest stage.

“He runs hard and has been very good in defence,” said Jenkins.

“He had a nice little kick through against the Blues and has shown he has a good mix to his game.

“He can run, tackle, kick, pass and off-load very well. He’s a young lad who has been involved with us before in training so it will be nice to see what he can do when part of the squad.

“We don’t have huge strength in depth in that position at the moment but he’s a young guy with potential that we will look at.”