Shane Williams has spent almost a decade thrilling the rugby world with his evasive running skills and a box of tricks that has left the best defences grasping thin air, disproving the notion that size matters in modern professional rugby. He's been called the little wizard, the artful dodger and a whole host of other superlatives, but wherever Williams has played, the crowd have been on the edge of their seats. When he entered his 20s, Williams looked set for a life of relative obscurity playing scrum half for his local side, Amman United.All that was to change, however, when he was plucked from nowhere by then Neath coach Lyn Jones, and his rise to become Wales' most dangerous strike runner was meteoric. Following his international debut aged 21, Williams lit up Wales' 2003 World Cup campaign, toured with the British Lions to New Zealand in 2005 and went on to become an integral part of the Grand Slam-winning Wales side of 2005 and 2008. In Shane , Williams reveals the inside story of his incredible rugby career so far, the personal trials that have come with success and how he has managed to defy the odds to become a living Welsh rugby legend.
Shane Williams,Delme Parfitt
Published:02 October 2008
Secondary Genre:Rugby Union
Illustrations:1 x 8pp colour
Shane Williams was born in 1977 in Swansea, where he now lives with his wife and baby girl. Williams earned his 50th cap during the 2007 Rugby World Cup and broke the record for most tries scored for Wales during the 2008 Six Nations tournament. He currently plays for the Ospreys. Delme Parfitt is head of sport content at the South Wales Echo and has previously worked for Wales on Sunday and Westgate Sports Agency. He is also the co-author of autobiographies by Gareth Thomas and Mark Ring.