Warren Gatland & Shane Williams
Warren David Gatland (born 17 September 1963) is a former New Zealand rugby footballer and the current head coach of the Wales national team. Shane Mark Williams (born 26 February 1977) is a Welsh former international rugby union player who has played as a wing for the Ospreys./5
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Shane Williams praises outgoing WRU c/e Roger Lewis for appointing Warren Gatland but says the row with the regions will remain a blot
Shane Williams calls on Wales coach Warren Gatland to make Adam Jones SOS ...
Breaking News: British and Welsh Lions coach Warren "Williams/Jones/Evans/Edwards" Gatland calls up Shane Williams, Martin Williams and Neil Jenkins to replace Bowe, O'Brien and Sexton.
In a move that surprised the rugby world, veteran Welsh winger Shane Williams has been added to the British and Irish Lions squad. The 36 year old former World Player of the Year was due to work as a radio pundit an the 1st test against Australia this weekend but has changed his plans after receiving the call up. Lions coach Warren Gatland confirmed that Williams will play against the ACT Brumbies on Tuesday then leave the camp on Wednesday. Williams, who has been playing 2nd tier rugby in Japan with Mitsubishi Dynabours, is 1 of 3 players called up with English backs Brad Barritt and Christian Wade also named to play against the Brumbies. Irishman Rory Best will captain the side which also features Sean O'Brien and Robert Kearney, making his 1st start of the tour, while Simon Zebo is named amongst the replacements. Billy Twelvetrees, who only arrived in Australia on Friday, will line up at inside centre with George North, Jamie Roberts, Tommy Bowe and Manu Tuilagi all battling injuries of varying degrees ...
Lions call on veteran Williams Legendary Wales winger Shane Williams has been named in the British and Irish Lions team for Tuesday's tour match against the Brumbies in Canberra. Williams, who retired from international rugby last year and is currently playing for Japanese club Mitsubishi Dynaboars, will start on the left wing after answering an SOS from coach Warren Gatland amid a growing injury toll. The 36-year-old is one of three new faces in the touring party, with England backs Christian Wade and Brad Barritt named at wing and centre respectively against the Brumbies after being added to the Lions squad on Saturday. But while Wade and Barritt will remain with the squad for the rest of the tour, Williams will head back to Japan on Wednesday. "We just said we needed him for one game, he was already half-way here (in Japan)," Gatland said of Williams' shock call-up on Sunday morning. "We spoke to Shane and just said 'the proviso is he comes in on Monday and trains, plays on Tuesday and he leaves the sq ...
He's back! Shane Williams will play for the Lions against the Brumbies on Tuesday, then leave the squad on Wednesday, as Warren Gatland tries to manage sore bodies in the backs. Here's the full team: Kearney; Wade, Barritt, Twelvetrees, Williams; Hogg, Youngs; Grant, Best, Stevens, Evans, Gray, O'Brien, Tipuric, Faletau. Bench: Hibbard, Corbisiero, Cole, Parling, Lydiate, Murray, Farrell, Zebo.
Shane Williams??!!! Warren Gatland again destroying the honour of what should be the pinnacle of a britsh rugby players career by picking a washed up player that hasnt played high quality rugby for 2 years. Whilst we're at it lets bring Martin Johnson and Lawrence Dallaglio back! What a joke...
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