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Fairytale finish for Williams

2012-05-27 20:14

Dublin - Ospreys Welsh rugby great Shane Williams scored a try two minutes from time to end his stellar competitive club career with a fairytale 31-30 win over European Cup holders Leinster here on Sunday.

The 35-year-old wing - scorer of a record 58 tries in 87 Wales appearances and IRB world player of the year in 2008 - scored two tries in the match with his second coming in the far right hand corner and requiring a superb conversion from flyhalf Dan Biggar.

His first had come on his normal left flank 20 minutes before as he somehow squeezed through the equivalent of a mouse hole to touch down but they still trailed 30-21 in the 61st minute.

However, a penalty by Biggar followed by Willams's second try and the former's conversion saw them edge their hosts and collect an historic fourth Celtic League trophy - for Leinster it was their third successive defeat in the final.

Williams will end his career for the Barbarians in the friendly against Wales at the beginning of June in Cardiff.

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