Shane Williams Farewell
Shane Williams Farewell, The words world class, great and legend are bandied about far too often in sport, in many cases undeservedly. With Shane Williams, every one of the terms is entirely appropriate. As they were for that other bloke who wore the No. 11 shirt for Wales for so many years. in the round ball game, of course.
It is fair to say Shane Williams and Ryan Giggs have been Wales’ most popular sports stars this millennium, two iconic figures who have wowed the public with their thrilling raids down the wing, providing the box office appeal which has got Millennium Stadium fans on the edge of their seats. The stars with the X-Factor, to use modern-day parlance.
This afternoon, at the home of Welsh sport, we have the most high-profile sporting farewell match since Giggs himself hung up his international boots with a teary-eyed departure against the Czech Republic back in June 2007.