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BREAKING: Wales legend Shane Williams lands shock head of rugby role

Wales rugby icon Shane Williams has embarked on a new chapter in his illustrious career.

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The former winger, celebrated for his exceptional agility and scoring prowess, has been appointed as the head of the rugby academy at his alma mater, Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, previously known as Amman Valley Comprehensive.

Williams, who earned 87 caps for Wales, expressed his enthusiasm for the role on X: “New challenge…. Accepted! I’m really excited about this opportunity at my old school and can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Shane Williams: A Career Overview

Shane Williams, born on February 26, 1977, in Swansea, is revered as one of rugby’s greatest wingers. Known for his speed and elusiveness, Williams enjoyed a distinguished international career with Wales from 2000 to 2011.

Over 87 caps, he scored 58 tries, becoming Wales’ all-time top try-scorer. Williams played a pivotal role in Wales’ 2008 and 2012 Six Nations Grand Slam victories.

Beyond the national team, he had a successful club career with Neath, the Ospreys, and a stint in Japan with Mitsubishi Dynaboars.

Post-retirement, Williams transitioned into punditry and now looks to nurture future talent at his former school.

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