Shane Williams to face Wales in final bow for Barbarians

Wales v Barbarians

  • Venue: Millennium Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, 2 June
  • Kick-off: 14:00 BST

Coverage: Live on BBC Two Wales, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru and online

Shane Williams will make his rugby farewell for the Barbarians against Wales on Saturday.

The Ospreys wing, Wales's record Test try-scorer with 58 touchdowns, is then expected to retire from top-flight action.

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Shane Williams

Williams joins compatriots, scrum-half Richie Rees and prop Duncan Jones, in the Baa-Baas line-up.

Former South Africa captain John Smit will skipper the invitational side from tight-head prop.

Mike Tindall and Casey Laulala are again paired together in midfield with 35-year-old Williams forging a powerful back-three alongside Mils Muliaina and Isa Nacewa.

The Barbarians lost 57-26 to England at Twickenham last weekend, but they recovered to beat Ireland by a point in Gloucester on Tuesday.

The invitational side beat Wales, who award caps for the fixture, in last year's corresponding game.

Wales give debuts to wing Harry Robinson, full-back Liam Williams and prop Rhodri Jones.

Barbarians: M Muliaina; I Nacewa, C Laulala, M Tindall, S Williams; S Donald, R Rees; D Jones, B August, J Smit (capt), M O'Driscoll, M Chisholm, F Louw, M Gorgodze, J Beattie.

Replacements: A de Malmanche, N Tialata, A van Zyl, A Qera, R Lawson, S Tagicakibau, C Heymans.