By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer
In a nutshell
Shane Williams said farewell to professional rugby with a trademark 78th minute try to win the RaboDirect Pro12 Final. The Ospreys had trailed Leinster for most of the game, but the pocket rocket crossed the line twice during in his final game for the region to reward his loyal following one last time.…
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Shane Williams was the first name on the team sheet today – as promised by Wales head coach Warren Gatland – when the side was announced to take on Australia in the Dove Men Challenge match at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).
Williams is one of nine players retained in the starting line-up from the third-place Rugby World Cup…
Posted 544 days ago
By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor
IT’S THE end of an era. The days of Shane Williams delighting crowds all over the world with his dancing feet, jinking runs and turn of pace are over now that he’s played his final Test for Wales, his country losing 24-18 to Australia at the Millennium Stadium.
The legendary winger did manage to bow out…
Posted 838 days ago
Three of the greatest Welsh rugby players of the last 50 years; Gareth Edwards, Jonathan Davies and Shane Williams, talk to the Jaguar Academy of Sport ahead of the 2011 RBS Six Nations Championship. The three players give an in-depth preview into one of the largest Rugby Union tournaments in the world, and with Osprey’s winger, Shane Williams back in action,…
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By Paul Morgan, editor of Rugby World Magazine
The new edition of Rugby World goes on sale today with our Player and Team of the Decade announced.
But what do you think? Would you have selected a different player or different members of the team.
Does a side with 4 Kiwis, 3 Englishmen, 2 Welshmen and 2 South Africans reflect the Noughties?
Posted 1415 days ago
From Paul Morgan, editor of Rugby World Magazine
THE MAIN emotion was relief, tinged with pride when the final whistle blew at Ellis Park on Saturday, and the British and Irish Lions had won the third Test.
They still lost the series, of course, but the pride, passion and emotion the whole squad and management showed in gaining that final victory is…