18 Oct 2012

Big Ali set to miss ITM Cup semi

12:51 pm on 18 October 2012

Ali Williams is in doubt for Auckland's provincial ITM Cup Premiership semi-final in Wellington on Saturday.

The World Cup-winning All Black lock's been struggling with injury all year and didn't train on Thursday with a new problem - numbness and swelling in one leg.

Fellow veteran Andrew Van der Heijden is likely to replace Williams in the starting lineup. Nathan Hughes will come onto the bench if that happens.