Liam Williams expected to recover in time for Auckland decider

Liam Williams is concerned by a slight knock
Liam Williams is concerned by a slight knock

British and Irish Lions assistant coach Neil Jenkins is confident that Liam Williams will be fit for the third and final Test against New Zealand in Auckland.

Williams missed the training on Wednesday due to a "tightness" in his leg but Jenkins insisted that it was a precautionary move and the Wales international is in contention for the final game on Saturday.

Williams will be the front-runner to be slotted at fullback but Lions will also have the luxury of Leigh Halfpenny and Jack Nowell, in case the 26-year-old fails to make the cut.

"He's just a little bit tight, but he'll be fine," said Jenkins.

"It's probably precautionary, just a little bit of tightness."

Meanwhile, New Zealand will be tempted to draft in Jordie Barrett at fullback after his brother Beauden had a mixed game at Westpac Stadium. Also, the red card to Sonny Bill Williams might see Anton Lienert-Brown shifting to 12 while Malakai Fekitoa is favourite to start at number 12.

Meanwhile, England international Owen Farrell received high accolades from Jenkins for his performance in Wellington where he converted five out of the six shots at the goal.

"Owen was outstanding on Saturday," said former Wales and Lions fly-half Jenkins.

"The conditions, if we're honest about it, we weren't quite sure where that wind was coming from.

"So it's big kicks in tough conditions, and he was able to deliver.

"He was pretty outstanding all round on Saturday."