• Kyodo


It says something of the caliber of foreigners attracted to Japanese rugby that one of the game’s all-time greats will be making his final appearance as a professional in a playoff game for a spot in the Top League.

Shane Williams — the winner of 87 caps for Wales, four for the British and Irish Lions, IRB World Player of the Year in 2008 and the third-highest try scorer in test history — will call time on a stellar career Saturday following Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars’ game against Toyota Industries Shuttles at Nagoya’s Mizuho Rugby Stadium.

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