Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

AS hitch­hik­ers go, Shane Wil­liams isn’t ex­actly the first face you’d ex­pect to see thumb­ing a lift.

But that’s ex­actly what hap­pened ahead of Wales’ open­ing au­tumn in­ter­na­tional against Scot­land.

The for­mer Wales winger needed to be in Cardiff just af­ter mid­day for some cor­po­rate work with the Welsh Rugby Union – only for his train from West Wales to be de­layed.

How­ever, Wales’ all-time record tryscorer had his blushes spared by blag­ging a lift on Ken­fig Hill RFC’s minibus.

The 41-year-old for­mer Lions star took to so­cial me­dia to thank his un­ex­pected saviours – post­ing a pic­ture of him­self aboard the Cardiff-bound bus.

With some work ahead of him and “the need to string a sen­tence to­gether”, Wil­liams couldn’t in­dulge in a beer on the bus – but he didn’t be­grudge his saviours.

“The boys de­serve that for sav­ing my ba­con,” he said.

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