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A 10 Video Tribute To The Retiring Welsh Legend: Shane Williams

A 10 Video Tribute To The Retiring Welsh Legend: Shane Williams
By Conor O'Leary

The Welsh legend Shane Williams has retired from rugby after a number of seasons playing in the Japanese Top League. Now that he has retired, he'll have a lot more time to give attention to his spectacular beard, which is 1/4 the size of the wee man himself. Here at balls HQ, we salute the diminutive winger, who showed us that ability is a lot more important than size when playing rugby to the highest levels. Here are some of our favourite tries from Williams through the years:

Shane Williams possessed wonderful speed, balance and agility. His sidestep was outstanding, as you can see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzPdSqY_mp0

 

A lot of Williams's career highlights come after 2008, but this sidestep on Bryan Habana was outstanding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxh3utC4K_c

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Williams then scored 4 tries in the next two years that were deemed worthy enough to be nominated for the IRB try of the year awards. They were:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vaL4WLhry8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kikc1KyVVWE

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGvYjdMtaDY

And my personal favourite team try of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNzdB-LsjNc

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It wasn't just Wales and the Lions that Williams scored great tries for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_whAZDYwqJY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek6RuT7nOwM

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And this one that still hurts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHB5V-jauFY

 

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Thank you Shane, Enjoy your retirement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiXTIuY-xg8

What is your favourite Shane Williams try?

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