Speed is a vital ingredient in any sport and is one of the most sought after physical ingredients in any athlete. In my view, there is no one in the world of rugby as fast and explosive as Shane Williams. It was not until I actually saw Shane sprint in real time that I realised exactly how explosive he really is. The
man is electric. I devised a very specific training conditioning game of 6 tackle rugby, which is based on speed, agility and evasion. It is basically a combination of rugby league and rugby union. The first day Shane played it, he ripped the other team to bits! He must be the hardest player to tackle when he runs at you at full tilt. I often chuckle to myself when some big back rower sets themselves to try and smash Shane, and just as they think they are about to make contact – BOOM !!! ‘Shano’ is gone and away.