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Shane Williams
Shane Williams
DOB26th Feb 1977
BirthplaceMorriston
Height1.70 m (5' 7")
Weight81 kg (12 st 10 lb)
PositionWing
HonoursWales / Lions
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Shane Mark WILLIAMS

Wales Caps: 87 (32-0-38)
Wales Points: 290 (58t)
Wales Debut: v France (rep) 2000

British & Irish Lions: 2005 (Arg) Tests: 4 (1-1-2) 10 pts (2t)
Lions Debut: 23/05/2005 v Argentina
Test Record v Australia: 8 (2-1-5) 30 pts (6t)

Shane Williams answered an SOS from British & Irish Lions backs coach Rob
Howley to fly from Japan, where he is in his second season with Mitsubushi Dynaboars, to play against the Brumbies. The 36-year-old wing, who ended his international career with 60 tries in 91 Tests for Wales and the Lions, was due to come to Australia later in the week to commentate on the series for talkSport. His invitation was just for the one game, to allow the Lions to protect their team for the first Test, and earned him an 14th appearance for the tourists having played on the 2005 and 2009 tours. His previous appearance for the Lions had been in Johannesburg in the third Test victory four years earlier, when he scored two tries.

He started his career as a scrum half at Amman United, later moving to Neath and to the wing, before linking up with the ospresy when rugby in Wales went regional. he helped the Ospreys win four Celtic League titles and the Anglo-Welsh Cup between 2003-2012.

He made his Wales debut as a replacement wing against France in 2000 and rounded off his Welsh career with a last play try against Australia at the same venue in December, 2011. In between he made at three World Cups, helped Wales win two Grand Slams (2005 and 2008), was voted IRB World Player of the Year in 2008 and became Wales' highest try scorer with 58 in 87 matches.

He scored a record equalling six tries in the 2008 Grand Slam campaign and was voted the 'Player of the Tournament'. he ended his 6 Nations career with 22 tries in 41 games and also scored 10 tries in 11 World Cup matches.

His Lions debut was at the Millennium Stadium ikn the Test against Argentina prior to the 2005 tour to New Zealand. He scored five tries against manawatu on the tour and played in one of the three tests against the All Blacks. Four years later he played in the final two Tests against the Springboks.

 

 

 
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
18/06/2013
Brumbies








Total Played 1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2012-2013 - British & Irish Lions Tour
British & Irish Lions
1







2012-2013 Total

1







2008-2009 - Lions Tour
British & Irish Lions
5 +3
2





10
2008-2009 Total

5 +3
2





10
2004-2005 - British & Irish Lions Tour
British & Irish Lions
5
6





30
2004-2005 Total

5
6





30
Total - British & Irish Lions Tour

11 +3
8





40
Total

11 +3
8
0
0
0
0
0
40
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