Wales Rugby Shane Williams


Wales and The British Lions Rugby – Shane Williams

Shane Williams, a legend in Welsh rugby, made his mark in the sport with remarkable agility and skill. Awarded his first cap by Graham Henry, Williams quickly became a force to be reckoned with, scoring 60 international tries, including 58 for Wales and 2 for the British & Irish Lions. His records speak volumes – Wales’ top try scorer in Six Nations with 22 tries and in Rugby World Cups with 10. Moreover, he showcased his prowess with six tries for the Lions in tour games, including a stunning five in a single match.

Wales Rugby Grand Slam Team 2005

Despite facing setbacks like hamstring injuries in 2002, Williams bounced back with determination. Subsequently, his performance in the 2003 Rugby World Cup cemented his status as a first-choice winger for Wales. Notably, he played a pivotal role in Wales’ Grand Slam victory in the 2005 Six Nations Championship, with memorable tries against Italy, Scotland, and England. Additionally, his inclusion in the British & Irish Lions for the 2005 New Zealand tour highlighted his international standing.

Shane Williams – Honours

Williams’ resilience was evident in his comeback from elbow and shoulder surgeries in 2007. Consequently, he played a crucial role in Wales’ 2008 Six Nations Grand Slam triumph, breaking try-scoring records along the way. His exceptional form led to accolades, including being named IRB Player of the Year in 2008. Furthermore, he clinched the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year in the same year, solidifying his status as a Welsh sporting icon.

In 2009, Williams continued to shine, contributing two tries to the British & Irish Lions’ victory in the final Test against South Africa. His stellar performance earned him the title of man-of-the-match, showcasing his enduring impact on the sport. As a result, Williams’ legacy remains etched in the annals of rugby history, inspiring future generations of players.

Wales Rugby Celebration

Transitioning to contemporary rugby fashion, Ellis Rugby’s Wales Rugby Heritage collection pays homage to the iconic Welsh teams of the 1970s. From shirts to polos and t-shirts, this collection embodies the spirit of Welsh rugby, allowing fans to celebrate the rich heritage of the sport while embracing high-quality styles.

View, the Ellis Rugby clothing range that celebrates the greats of Wales Rugby here.