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Shane Williams: Former Wales wing backs British and Irish Lions success

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions wing Shane Williams believes Warren Gatland's 2021 tourists will defeat world champions South Africa. Both sides have named their squads after Springboks revealed their extended party for the three-Test tour in July and August. "I think the Lions have a strong enough squad...
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The Hundred: Rugby legend Shane Williams backs new cricket competition

The Hundred: Rugby legend Shane Williams backs new cricket competition. The Hundred is coming to Cardiff and Wales rugby legend Shane Williams and Welsh Fire women's cricketers Alex Griffiths and Sophie Luff are looking forward to the start of the new tournament. The new 100-ball competition will start in late...

Shane Williams backs veteran for Wales captaincy in absence of Alun Wyn Jones

Shane Williams has backed Jonathan Davies to captain Wales in the absence of Alun Wyn Jones for this summer’s tests against Canada and Argentina. Davies was a surprise omission from Warren Gatland’s 37-man British and Irish Lions squad, which regular Wales captain Jones will lead on their tour of South Africa this summer.

Brian O’Driscoll argues that Cheslin Kolbe is a better stepper than Shane Williams

Brian O’Driscoll has described Cheslin Kolbe’s side-stepping ability as “frightening” after Toulouse booked their place in the Heineken Champions Cup final. Toulouse came out on top in a low-scoring affair against Bordeaux-Begles at the Stade Ernest-Wallon, but the likes of Kolbe and Antoine Dupont did show moments of class in wet conditions.

Rugby dementia study: Ben Kay and Shane Williams join head injury research

Fifty former elite rugby players are being recruited to a study into whether they are more likely to show early warning signs of dementia. Those involved include England's Ben Kay and Wales' Shane Williams. The Alzheimer's Society work comes amid growing concern over long-term head-injury risks in rugby and football.

Shane Williams slates ‘abysmal’ Welsh regions after dire weekend in Europe

Shane Williams has expressed his frustration with the four Welsh regions after they were all defeated in the latest round of European rugby. The Ospreys, Cardiff Blues and Dragons were all narrowly beaten in the European Challenge Cup while the Scarlets were hammered by Sale Sharks in the Heineken Champions Cup.

Shane Williams reveals he ‘called out’ Warren Gatland

Former Welsh rugby star Shane Williams has revealed he called his head coach Warren Gatland “fat and useless” after Wales beat England in the 2008 Six Nations. Warren Gatland had just taken over as head coach of Wales after the side were dumped out of the pool stages in the 2007 Rugby World Cup by Fiji a few months previously.

Shane Williams backs Wales youngster for starting Lions spot

Shane Williams has backed Louis Rees-Zammit to start for the British and Irish Lions against the Springboks this summer. Rees-Zammit again impressed for Wales against Italy, as the 20-year-old scored a try in the 64th minute, to take his total 2021 Six Nations tally to four tries, and is tied with England’s Anthony Watson in first place.

Shane Williams – ‘Training was more physical than matches’

Shane Williams has revealed that the brutal training sessions that defence coach Shaun Edwards oversaw yielded a higher injury rate than test matches. The former Wales international was speaking on S4C’s Y Sgarmes Ddigidol podcast and touched on the recent revelations surrounding head injuries in rugby. A group of former...