Liam Williams and Aaron Shingler tipped for Wales tour selection

Liam Williams
Scarlets wing Liam Williams is yet to make his debut for Wales.

Scarlets coach Nigel Davies is backing Liam Williams and Aaron Shingler to be selected for Wales' three-Test tour of Australia in June.

Full-back Williams, 22, and flanker Shingler, 24, have both impressed for the their region this season.

And Scarlets coach Davies says the duo are contenders for Wales' summer tour.

"Both have been in the Welsh camp this year so they're certainly in the line of sight of the Welsh selectors," said Davies.

Shingler, who has 44 appearances for the Scarlets, made his debut for Wales in the 27-13 win against Scotland at the Millennium Stadium in February.

The back-row was given his chance after Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric were ruled out through injury.

Despite impressing against the Scots, Shingler did not figure again after the return to fitness of both Wales skipper Warburton and open-side rival Tipuric.

Williams has yet to feature for his country at senior level but was named in the training squad for the autumn international against Australia last December.

Wales will be led by caretaker coach Rob Howley against the Wallabies, and for the preceding capped international in Cardiff against the Barbarians on 2 June.

Howley has taken over on a temporary basis while head coach Warren Gatland recovers from injuries sustained in a recent fall.

And Scarlets coach Davies believes young full-back Williams in particular can continue his fine club form if called up to Howley's squad.

"Liam has had a great season as far as I'm concerned, he really has," added Davies, who has seen the youngster make 25 appearances for the Scarlets.

"It's been a breakthrough season for him. He's been superb."

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