Former Wales and British Lions hooker Barry Williams has announced his retirement from professional rugby.
Williams has been forced to hang up his boots after enduring an injury-hit 12 months during which he has has three operations.
He underwent corrective surgery on his shoulder last summer but he suffered a hip injury that required keyhole surgery in January and he then suffered a further blow earlier this month when he was forced to undergo a second shoulder operation following complications from using crutches.
Peter O'Mahony was named man of the match against England last month
21 April 2017, 7:22pm
Peter O'Mahony's performance in the RBS 6 Nations finale for Ireland against England was crucial to his selection for the British & Irish Lions on Wednesday, Ireland and Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has revealed.