Scarlets full-back Liam Williams named Wales player of the year

Liam Williams looks for support during Wales' match with Scotland in 2014

Scarlets full-back Liam Williams has been named Welsh rugby players' player of the year.

Williams, 23, received his award at the Welsh Professional Rugby Players Association award dinner in Cardiff.

His regional team-mate, scrum-half Gareth Davies, is young player of the year and another Scarlet - James Davies - was named sevens player of the year.

Matthew Morgan's spectacular score for the Ospreys against Edinburgh in September 2013 won try of the year.

Three players, Ospreys stalwart Duncan Jones, Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees, and Newport Gwent Dragons second-row Rob Sidoli were inducted into the WRPA Hall of Fame.

Williams was a consistent performer for the Scarlets during the season, and was named man of the match in Wales' record 51-3 win over Scotland in the Six Nations.

He also scored his first international try in that match, when he started in the absence of the injured Lions full-back Leigh Halfpenny.

Williams has been named in the Probables XV for the Wales trial match ahead of June's two-Test tour of South Africa.

Previous winners of the players' player award include Shane Williams, Aled Brew and Justin Tipuric.

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