Shane Williams starts for Baa-Baas
May 31, 2012
Shane Williams scored in his final outing for Australia back in December 2011 © Getty Images
Shane Williams has been granted his playing swansong after being named on the wing for the Barbarians' match with Wales on Saturday.
While Martyn Williams is in line to get his 100th cap for Wales after being named on the bench, fellow Welshman Shane Williams will play his final game of competitive rugby at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. The winger played an integral part in the Ospreys' RaboDirect PRO12 win over Leinster last Sunday as he signed off his club career in style with two tries.
Shane Williams will now have the chance to bid farewell to the Millennium Stadium faithful and is one of three Welshmen in the Baa-Baas' team. Scrum-half Richie Rees and Ospreys prop Duncan Jones have also received call ups while John Smit has been named as skipper for the international select.
Barbarians: Mils Muliana; Isa Nacewa, Mike Tindall, Casey Laulala, Shane Williams; Stephen Donald, Richie Rees; Duncan Jones, Benoit August, John Smit (captain), Mick O'Driscoll, Mark Chisholm, Francois Louw, Johnnie Beattie, Mamuka Gorgodze
Replacements: Aled de Malmanche, Neemia Tialata, Anton Van Zyl, Akapusi Qera, Rory Lawson, Sailosi Tagicakibau, Cedric Heymans
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