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Great player, great ambassador of the game, great experience, great money... You know it's a win win situation
Posted 07:58 16th June 2012
wow its amazing that japanese rugby has this money to throw around so much so that a world class great like williams plays in the 2nd division!!! i hope they are investing enough into the grassroots and development and what not
Posted 10:12 14th June 2012
good on you Shane...
Posted 07:01 14th June 2012
Fair play to Shane.... what a great opportunity for a lad from the valleys to experience something completely different..... and the rugby should not be too physical! What a great opportunity for the Club as well to hire a wonderful entertainer... a world class player, who will also be inspirational to those players around him.
Posted 17:15 13th June 2012
I don't blame him, get a 6 figure salary for a year playing in an easy league (by his standards) try out Japan (almost like a 12 month holiday) and then go home to a cushy ambassodorial job...I've got to feel for the Japanese though, he'll be scoring for fun in a second division side...
Posted 15:17 13th June 2012
Agree with jontheref.
Not sure what his PR job at the Ospreys would have entailed, and this would be beneficial to Japanese rugby (and undoubtedly a good bonus to the retirement pot),
Hope we'll see him back in Wales in some role in the future though, whether that's coaching, punditry, or whatever.
Posted 13:30 13th June 2012
wow... Great player and all, but will he ever retire? He's been retiring for about 3 seasons now!
Posted 12:10 13th June 2012
Take the money, introduce some mare Japanese to the game.
Their kids and athletes will bebefit from having Shane there.
great addition to the retirement pot!
Need an ex-pat consultant?
My wife does that!
Posted 10:40 13th June 2012