Fans shock after Shane Williams details story of physical confrontation with Warren Gatland at Twickenham in 2008
Shane Williams has dropped a bombshell this week after he broke a story about a physical confrontation between himself and Warren Gatland from 12 years ago.
Williams made the shocking revelation on the Jonathan show which also featured Nigel Owens.
The video of the former Welsh winger giving his account of the story has gained traction online with fans shocked at the prospect of this pair having had such an explosive confrontation right at the start of Gatland’s tenure as Welsh coach.
The moment in question comes after Gatland’s first Six Nations game in charge of Wales.
This was an away game against England in which the men in red recorded one of their most famous wins with an incredible comeback at Twickenham to record their first victory at the home of English rugby for 16 years.
Williams says the confrontation took place after the game when the players were celebrating at the stadium. Listen to Williams’ full account of the story in the video below.
Beth yn union ddywedodd @ShaneWilliams11 i Warren Gatland ar ôl curo Lloegr yn y Chwe Gwlad yn 2008? 😳
Beating England in the 2008 Six Nations, crashing a wedding party and asking Warren Gatland for a fight! 😳
— S4C 🏴 (@S4C) December 3, 2020
The Welsh players had allegedly heard that there was a wedding party on the floor above before deciding to join in with the likes of Gavin Henson, Mike Philips and Lee Byrne joining.
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In other news
Leicester Tigers continue backroom staff cull with sacking of recruitment guru
Leicester Tigers can confirm that Jan McGinity will leave the club as head of elite performance recruitment.
Full club statement⬇️ https://t.co/F1ahNS4e4I
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) December 3, 2020
Leicester Tigers have continued to clear out their backroom staff just weeks on from the high-profile sacking of Geordan Murphy.
Today it was the recruitment Jan McGinity who got the chop in yet another ruthless move from the former Premiership champions.
He had been responsible for player contracts, salary caps and managing relationships with stakeholders within the game.
McGinity was said to have had a lot of influence within the club and had a major part to play in the high-profile clearout of 21 club players back in May of this year.