Shane Williams Fools Wales

Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams revealed that he hopes to become a success in the music industry after a glittering sporting career.

Speaking to Heart Breakfast's Jagger and Woody, Shane explained that he "wanted to do something different".

He said that he's "hugely passionate about music and singing".

The former Wales winger who remains the country's record try-scorer will launch his music career with a cover of Jeffrey Osborne's 1984 ballad "On The Wings of Love".


Shane said "It's a song I've always loved growing up and the producer who was helping me choose a song said it really suited my voice".

The single will be available to download on iTunes from May 1st.

Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins called in to give Shane her support, saying "I've always thought you had an amazing voice Shane so I'm really suprised you haven't done it sooner".

Wales star Mike Phillips tweeted to ask "When's the tour dates out?"



Shane is also running the London Marthon, supporting Team Panda for the WWF. You can sponsor Shane on his JustGiving page here.


Okay... we admit it! it was an April Fool. Thanks so much to Shane for being such a good sport - and everyone else who played along!

Shane Williams tweets about how nervous he was!