Aussie-born Williams on verge of full Wales debut

Australian-born Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams has been included in the Welsh senior squad for the friendly with Poland on Wednesday.

Australian-born Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams has been included in the Welsh senior squad for the friendly with Poland on Wednesday.

Born in Perth, the 20-year old is eligible to play for England (where his father emigrated to Wales from), India (where his mother was born), Wales and Australia but after being chosen for the Wales U21 side has chosen to represent his adopted nation.

Currently on loan with Championship club Burnley, Williams comes into the Welsh senior squad after the withdrawal of West Ham’s James Collins.

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