Wales leg­end Wil­liams set to star for boy­hood club

The Rugby Paper - - British Rugby - ■ By JAMES LLOYD

AM­MAN United cap­tain Sean Man­gan is hop­ing Shane Wil­liams can guide his team to Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium glory.

Wales’ record try scorer will start on the wing for his home­town club in this af­ter­noon’s Na­tional Bowl fi­nal against Caer­philly.

And Man­gan, who led his team to a 29-3 semi-fi­nal win over Cardi­gan, is ex­pect­ing Wil­liams to make the dif­fer­ence.

He said: “We can­not deny Shane’s ex­pe­ri­ence and the con­fi­dence he is go­ing to give us.

“Not ev­ery club can boast a Bri­tish & Ir­ish Lion on the wing for them. He will talk us through the day emo­tion­ally and ground us a lit­tle bit if we are too ex­cited and keep ev­ery­body’s heads down.

“He has been there and done it.”

Caer­philly cap­tain Gareth Eng­land is rel­ish­ing the op­por­tu­nity to achieve a ‘boy­hood dream’ when he leads his team out on the Cardiff turf.

“I am def­i­nitely ex­cited,” he said. “It will be a first ex­pe­ri­ence for me here. It is a boy­hood dream as a kid to run out here at this sta­dium for your home club, I could not ask for any­thing more re­ally.

“We have a few buses com­ing down here Sun­day. It will be great for the club and the town.”

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