WALES wing George North has been ruled out of the side to face New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday (KO 5.15pm) with a hip injury.

His place is taken by Scarlets' Liam Williams who wasn't among the initial matchday squad.

North's injury took place in training on Tuesday.

He will remain with the squad and it is hoped he will recover in time to face Australia on December 1 for Wales' final match of 2012.