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.
Robin McBryde was assistant coach with Wales during the Championship
27 March 2017, 11:19am
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