Comment re Shane Williams

Following recent media speculation on the future of Shane Williams, Ospreys Rugby today issued the following comment:

“Following his retirement from international rugby earlier this season we have been involved in ongoing discussions with Shane regarding his future career once he inevitably decides to hang up his boots.

“While these discussions are ongoing and obviously remain confidential, Shane remains contracted to the Ospreys and 100 per cent committed to the team, as you would expect, just as we remain committed to helping Shane make the natural progression from player to administrator.

“True to our ethos of development from within, we hope to be able to confirm shortly a new role for Shane within the organisation, which will enable him to continue serving the region with the same distinction he has as a player.

“Until such a time that discussions have been concluded, there will be no further comment on this matter from either party.”