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Shane Williams Picks His Preferred Wales Team For Autumn Series

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 15: Ex Wales player Shane Williams looks on before the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and Scotland at Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales and Ospreys legend Shane Williams has picked his team for the upcoming autumn series which sees Warren Gatland’s men pit their wits against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa. Writing in WalesOnline, Williams who scored a record 58 tries in 87 tests for Wales, has opted for experience in his XV for the hugely demanding tests against the …

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Williams Calls For Stephen Jones And Danny Wilson To Be Brought In For Wales’ Autumn Internationals

CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 21: Cardiff Blues' Head Coach Danny Wilson during the pre match warm up during the Rugby Challenge Cup Pool 4 match between Cardiff Blues and Bristol at Cardiff Arms Park on January 21, 2017 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon King - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Former Wales winger Shane Williams has called for Scarlets backs coach Stephen Jones and Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson to be brought into Wales’ set-up for the upcoming autumn internationals. Williams, who starred in three World Cups and is Wales’ all-time leading try scorer, thinks the WRU need to start planning for the future with head coach Warren Gatland stepping …

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Paul O’Connell And Martin Johnson Pick Their ‘Lions XV’ From Round 4 Of The Six Nations

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: British & Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson of England addresses the media during the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Media Briefing at The Gherkin on January 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The penultimate round of 2017 Six Nations fixtures saw England claim the championship prize for the second year running, while Wales ground out a victory against Ireland to keep their chances of finishing second alive. As has been the case throughout the tournament, Lions shirt sponsors Standard Life Investments have enlisted legends Paul O’Connell, Martin Johnson, Shane Williams and Gavin …

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The Greatest Lions XV Of The Professional Era

Australia v British & Irish Lions: Game 3

The Lions have toured on five occasions since the dawn of professionalism. When rugby turned professional in August 1995, many questioned whether or not touring sides such as the British and Irish Lions had a place in the modern game. However, since the dawn of professionalism, the Lions have toured on five occasions. Nevertheless, while the Lions may have struggled for …

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Paul O’Connell And Martin Johnson Pick Their ‘Lions XV’ From Round 3 Of The Six Nations

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Paul O'Connell of the British & Irish Lions looks on during the First Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The third round of Six Nations fixtures effectively saw this year’s championship become a three-horse race. England kept their hopes of back-to-back grand slams alive, albeit with an unconvincing win against a strong tactical display from Conor O’Shea and Italy, while Ireland ground out a win against France in Dublin on Saturday. Scotland, however, gave arguably the strongest performance of the …

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Shane Williams Backs Elliot Daly To Make Lions Starting XV

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions winger Shane Williams has backed versatile England back Elliot Daly to start for the Lions against the All Blacks on this summer’s tour of New Zealand. Daly, who only made his England debut less than a year ago against Ireland, is being tipped by Williams to make this summer’s tour due to his confidence …

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Wales Rugby Legend Shane Williams Make GAA Debut In Harsh Conditions

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 18: Wing Shane Williams looks on during a Wales IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 training session at Mt Smart Stadium on October 18, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Former Wales international winger Shane Williams received the full GAA treatment on his football debut on Thursday. The 39-year-old has been taking part in reality TV show The Toughest Trade this week which has seen him training and playing with Glenswilly in Donegal, with Donegal captain Michael Murphy travelling to France to train with Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne. Williams …

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Watch: Ranking Wales’ Ten Greatest Ever Tries

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 15: Shane Williams of Wales celebrates after scoring a try during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Wales and France at the Millennium Stadium on March 15, 2008 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Wales rugby is at a low ebb right now. By their own high standards set since Warren Gatland took charge as head coach, 2016 was simply underwhelming. The Six Nations proved promising, with a draw in Dublin and an agonising four-point loss to eventual Grand Slam winners England in Twickenham. It appeared that things were moving in the right direction. However, …

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Watch: Christian Wade Beats Six Defenders Before Scoring Wonder Try For Wasps

Wasps v Bath Rugby - Aviva Premiership

While England fans maybe divided over whether or not Christian Wade has the physical characteristics to play international rugby, most will agree that he is one of the Premiership’s most exciting wingers. Armed with lightening pace and a devastating step, Wade evades defenders in a similar vein to Shane Williams. Indeed, once Wasps put the diminutive winger into space, opponents …

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