(Reuters) - Wales fullback Liam Williams will miss their opening Six Nations match after being handed a three-game ban following his red card in Scarlets' defeat by Cardiff Blues last week in the Pro14.
The 29-year-old will miss Ireland's visit on Feb. 7 after he was sent off for diving into a ruck and making contact with the head of Blues forward Shane Lewis-Hughes.
"The player is suspended from participating in the next three meaningful fixtures for which he is fit and available for selection," Pro14 said in a statement https://www.pro14.rugby/latest/disciplinary/liam-williams-disciplinary-decision.
The suspension will also see Williams miss two Scarlets games.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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