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Ospreys boosted by Williams return

Published 22/01/2011

Shane Williams (centre)
Shane Williams (centre)

Wales wing Shane Williams came off the replacements' bench for his first game in 10 weeks to inspire a lacklustre Ospreys to a 29-17 victory over Toulon in their final Heineken Cup Pool Three clash at the Liberty Stadium.

The Ospreys, who had already failed to reach the knockout stages, looked likely to lose to the French pool winners until Williams entered the fray just before the hour mark, creating a score for fellow wing Nikki Walker just five minutes later.

Williams showed his magic despite not playing since damaging his shoulder playing for Wales against South Africa in November, and national team coach Warren Gatland was at the ground to see his return and also run the rule over props Craig Mitchell and Duncan Jones before he names his RBS 6 Nations squad.

Alun Wyn Jones also touched down for the hosts, with Dan Biggar and James Hook kicking the rest of their points.

Rory Lamont and Matt Henjak were the try-scorers for Toulon, with Jonny Wilkinson contributing seven points.

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