Ospreys legend collects his MBE

Shane Williams headed to Buckingham Palace on Friday to collect his MBE from Prince Charles.

The Ospreys legend has been honoured for services to rugby throughout his long and distinguished playing career.


Having progressed to Amman United to Neath as a youngster, Shane became an Ospreys ‘original’  at the inception of regional rugby in 2003. With 57 tries from 141 appearances, including a memorable brace in his final ever match for the region, the 2012 PRO12 Grand Final win over Leinster in Dublin, he leads the Ospreys all-time try scoring list by a clear 20 scores, and his 293 points puts him the sixth highest scorer ever. He won four league titles and one EDF Energy Cup with the Ospreys.


On the international scene, he is Wales’ record try scorer with 58 in 87 tests. With a further two for the Lions, having played in four tests on three separate tours, his 60 international tries see him placed third in the all time international list. Part of two Grand Slam winning teams, Shane was the 2008 IRB World Player of the Year.


On behalf of all players, officials and supporters of Ospreys Rugby, congratulations to Shane and all your family on this well deserved honour.