31 Oct 2011

Williams to retire after Wales clash with Wallabies

8:23 am on 31 October 2011

The Wales stalwart Shane Williams has confirmed he will retire from international rugby after the Test against Australia at the Millennium Stadium in December.

Speculation had been circling the 34-year-old winger, who has 86 caps to his name, would call it a day following Wales' impressive display at the World Cup.

But Williams confirmed he was keen on saying goodbye in front of the Wales fans.

Williams will continue to play for Welsh club Ospreys after calling an end to his international career.

Williams is a former IRB world player of the year and his country's record try-scorer.

The December test will be a rematch of the third-place play-off at the World Cup in New Zealand, which Australia won 21-18.