Warren Gatland Starts Search for ‘The New Shane’

With Shane Williams failing to fight the aging process, the oncoming international retirement of the Swansea-Bay Ospreys star will leave a yawning gap in Wales’ attacking game. To fill this gap, Warren Gatland is casting the net out to find a replacement who, the Western Mail will imaginatively call, ‘The New Shane’. “Wit wiiii arrrrr licking fur, uss a mugdishan.” stated Gatland. It is believed that to replace “Amman For All Seasons” Wales will require someone with pride, passion, a sidestep, some more passion, some hwyl and who may, or may not, be short. A current shortlist has been leaked to the Western Mail. After days of soul searching on how to break the news, someone at the paper decided to copy the list out onto one of their pages. Gwlad can therefore semi-exclusively announce that the candidates include Leigh Halfpenny, Andy Howells, Dewi Twp, that bloke that was off of a WKD advert, Lee Williams, Shane Williams, Shane Ritchie and Tommy Bowe.