Shane Williams MBE

Welsh Rugby Legend

Shane Williams

Shane Williams MBE is a British rugby union player most famous for his long and successful tenure as a wing for the Ospreys and the Wales national team.

Known throughout world rugby for his raw pace, his jinking runs, and his unreadable side step, Shane has dazzled fans and players alike since his international bow at the age of 21. During that time he has accumulated 87 caps for Wales, scoring 290 points in the process.

Shane started his career as a scrum-half at Amman United, later moving to Neath and to the wing. His tenure with the Ospreys, having moved into the side with the inception of regionalism, lasted nine years, with 293 points accrued from 141 appearances.

He was awarded his first Wales cap by Graham Henry as a replacement against France in the 1999–2000 Six Nations season, three weeks short of his 23rd birthday and weighing a little over 11 stone.

Shane scored in his first full start for Wales with a try against Italy in the same Six Nations tournament and went on to score a total of 60 international tries – 58 for Wales, two for the British and Irish Lions.

He is also Wales’ record try scorer in Six Nations Championships with 22 and Wales’ record try scorer in Rugby World Cups with 10. In addition, he has scored six tries for the Lions in tour games, of which, five were in one game.

With Shane enjoying one last hurrah in professional rugby with Japan’s Mitsubishi Dynaboars, he is set to retire at the end of the current season before returning to his beloved Ospreys, planning to take on a coaching role.

Shane has vast experience of presenting, co-commentating and summarising for TV and radio. His outstanding career achievements, his global playing success and his personable, lively character makes him a well-respected media personality and popular speaker at any event.

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