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Injury problems for Shane the pie

Pie which resembles Shane Williams
The pie will be auctioned for charity after the Six Nations tournament

A life-sized pie of Wales rugby star Shane Williams has suffered a major "injury" just before the player suffered his own - more serious - blow.

The head fell off the pie, which is touring Wales during the Six Nations, and it has been taken to a food artist for repairs.

Only hours later, the winger was ruled out of Saturday's Wales-England game in Cardiff with an ankle injury.

The pie is due to be auctioned for charity at the end of the tournament.

Peter's Food, which commissioned the pie, said: "Shane [the pie, not the player] was rushed to our food artist in Gloucestershire where he is being treated and he should be fit for Saturday.

"After the RBS Six Nations, the Shane pie will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the The Toby Lloyd Cockbain charity so we need to make sure the pie stays intact until then."

It was unveiled at the Millennium Stadium on Monday by Miss Wales 2008, Chloe-Beth Morgan.

It was confirmed on Friday afternoon that Williams [the player, not the pie], who has scored 45 tries in 62 Tests, has failed to recover in time for the game against England at the Millennium Stadium.

He is replaced in the starting line-up by Scarlets wing Mark Jones, who wins his 44th cap.

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