Shane Williams on why the Grand Slam and 6 Nations is the pinnacle of rugby

Shane Williams has scored more tries than any other Welsh player and sits fourth on the list of World Rugby’s all time try scorers. He was named the best player in the world in 2008 and almost helped his country stun New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final in 2011. But according to the popular winger, none of that compares to what Williams and his Welsh teammates achieved twice, in 2005 and again in 2008, winning the Six Nations and claiming the Grand Slam by beating England, Ireland, Scotland, France and Italy in the span of eight weeks. “Winning the Grand Slam is one of my highest achievements,” he says, speaking exclusively to sports betting firm Betway. “In ’05, that Grand Slam came out of nowhere. We weren't expected to do particularly well in that Six Nations. “We played tough rugby, we defended our hearts out. It was almost like a movie, winning that Six Nations, to be perfectly honest. That’s up there with the best of them.” “Then 2008 was a gre
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