Shane accepts Japanese offer

Ospreys Rugby can confirm that Shane Williams has agreed to a move to Japan where he will play for Mitsubishi Dynaboars.

He brought the curtain down on his Ospreys playing career in style less than three weeks ago, scoring two tries in the PRO12 Final win in Dublin over Leinster to take his career tally with the region to 57 in 141 games, but has now opted to extend his playing days for one more season.

While Shane had previously agreed to taking up an ambassadorial role with the region for next season, taking into account his fantastic service to the Ospreys we understand that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Shane and his family to experience a new culture and life in a new country and will not stand in his way.

We wish them the best of luck in Japan and look forward to welcoming Shane back to Ospreylia upon completion of his playing commitments, when he will continue to represent the region with distinction off the field.