Friday, October 21, 2011
The Wallabies grabbed a bronze medal in the Third Place Playoff at Eden Park earlier as they beat Wales 21-18. The game started out at high intensity, as you can see in the below clip, but a few injuries disrupted it's rhthym and the spectacle died somewhat.
Shane Williams had an eventful night in what could possibly have been his final game for Wales, and definitely his final RWC match. He was smashed early on in this double hit from David Pocock and Tatafu Polota-Nau, but as we've come to expect from him, soldiered on unfazed.
He scored a try and set up another, taking his personal world cup tally to 10 tries in 11 games.
"The try was created out of nothing ... perhaps the pass might have been a bit forward," Coach Warren Gatland said. "He's been an outstanding performer, he always goes looking for the ball. I keep saying to him this week that he hasn't got many to go... I'm not sure (it's tonight) or maybe Australia on Dec. 3," he said.
Paul James, Welsh prop, said that Williams should definitely have a farewell game in Cardiff.
"That guy has given everything to Welsh rugby over his career, he's been a great servant on and off the field. I think he deserves a great send off. He's a world-class player and a great mate."
This is just a quick clip of the massive hit he took. You can view full highlights on the RWC website