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steynboi
10-07-08, 06:44 PM
How fast?

i searched the forum and could not find the same question.

pearo780
10-07-08, 08:23 PM
Wouldnt it be awesome if you could get the fastest player from each country and have a massive 100m dash. Man that would be cool

feicarsinn
10-07-08, 08:44 PM
Wouldnt it be awesome if you could get the fastest player from each country and have a massive 100m dash. Man that would be cool[/b]
wow a big 100 meter run if only there was one in like a month or so....

InsaneAsylum
10-07-08, 11:01 PM
Wouldnt it be awesome if you could get the fastest player from each country and have a massive 100m dash. Man that would be cool[/b]
wow a big 100 meter run if only there was one in like a month or so.... [/b]


hahahahahhahhahha :bravo:

jawmalawm24
11-07-08, 02:09 AM
Didn't Martin Offiah have a race a while back against someone during the halftime break?. I reckon it depends because if they've played a game they might be fatigued but if they just have a sprint off without having a proper warm up they'll most likely run like crap.

Anyway you might be able to find the answer in another thread I think it's called 'poll:fastest rugby player' or something like that.

Prestwick
11-07-08, 02:15 AM
I think a more interesting question is after all the hype about "Habana vs Williams", what was the result?

Williams may have scored two tries to Habana's none but was Habana the better all round player in both games?

Haysie
11-07-08, 05:06 AM
I thought Shane Williams had Habana over a T when they played. That's only my personal view though.
I reckon they should have the slowest member of the team race other team's slowest! Imagine prop v prop! What a spectacle that would be, each huffing and puffing and busting their gut to get there first!

cyRil
11-07-08, 10:38 AM
I think a more interesting question is after all the hype about "Habana vs Williams", what was the result?

Williams may have scored two tries to Habana's none but was Habana the better all round player in both games?
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NOPE! :D :cheers: :bana:

Gavin
11-07-08, 11:08 AM
Is Shane Williams really quick, or is it just the fact that he is very nippy?

Bullitt
11-07-08, 11:10 AM
Williams key asset is his sidestep and acceleration - Akin to Jason Robinson. Flat out he's still a quick player, but it's a common misconception to give credit for out and out pace instead of agility.

Habana on the other hand is equal with his sidestep etc. with the added bonuses extra extra strength and speed.

cyRil
11-07-08, 11:14 AM
Shane is still pretty quick, but isn't up there with the likes of Habana, Chavanga or Ngwenya; and he isn't as quick himself as he was five or six years ago.
NB: Habana is not equal in sidestepping with Shane. Shane is unique in that aspect!! :D

Gavin
11-07-08, 11:15 AM
Williams key asset is his sidestep and acceleration - Akin to Jason Robinson. Flat out he's still a quick player, but it's a common misconception to give credit for out and out paces instead of agility.

Habana on the other hand is equal with his sidestep etc. with the added bonuses extra extra strength and speed. [/b] Whereas Jonah Lomu had everything a winger, maybe even any rugby player needed. Speed, strength, acceleration, side-step, hand-off and just being a mean-machine. :P

Arokh
11-07-08, 12:08 PM
I would say Williams is quicker off the mark, but Habana would beat him over 100m ... Williams ivery much like Brent Russel, good acceleration but no staying power. :bleh!:

dullonien
11-07-08, 02:52 PM
Shane isn't all that quick over the 100m, Mark Jones is certainly quicker over this distance, Habana etc. are on another level.

Shane's is quick over 40m, I heard a few years ago that Cooper was the quickest over 40m in the Welsh squad though (see Coopers try v SA). Where Shane Williams stands out over anyone else I've seen is his stepping ability, especially his ability to change direction without loosing much speed (see try v Fiji).

shtove
11-07-08, 11:16 PM
How fast does Shane Williams run the 100m Sprint

Not as fast as the sheep chasing him.

Sir Speedy
11-07-08, 11:39 PM
:D Reminds me of the picture of Habana with Tony "Spreaders" Spreadbury chasing him.

jawmalawm24
12-07-08, 03:23 AM
Yeah Shane Williams has good quick off the mark speed but his agility is unmatched. There's a video on youtube somewhere when Wales play against Ozzy and Tuqiri tries chasing Williams but his acceleration is just a little bit too much.

candybum
12-07-08, 03:36 AM
How much does Williams weigh? not much i assume, he seems very light off his feet when he steps and gases etc

jawmalawm24
12-07-08, 03:51 AM
He's only 5'7 and 80kg so yeah he's pretty small but gees didn't realise he's 31 years old. Far out don't think I was as agile when I was in my early teens.

Thingimubob
17-07-08, 12:29 AM
I thought Shane Williams had Habana over a T when they played. That's only my personal view though.
I reckon they should have the slowest member of the team race other team's slowest! Imagine prop v prop! What a spectacle that would be, each huffing and puffing and busting their gut to get there first! [/b]

heh, and Gethin Jenkins would leave most in his wake, the guy's ridiculously fit for a front row forward.

Shane is pretty damn quick, not as quick as Habana, but definately has the better 'jinking' ability.

Dmx#1
17-07-08, 03:39 AM
Well we all know that Shane Williams is god who owns everybody and is currently the best winger in the world End of

Gavin
17-07-08, 01:19 PM
Well we all know that Shane Williams is god who owns everybody and is currently the best winger in the world End of [/b]

:blink: Hmmmmm, but he is so small. Perhaps he is the god of everything ickle.

Dmx#1
17-07-08, 01:22 PM
Jonah Lomu is Shane Williams (the first REAL man to be pregnant) son , True story. You can ask either of them but they will just deny it.

Gavin
17-07-08, 01:29 PM
Jonah Lomu is Shane Williams (the first REAL man to be pregnant) son , True story. You can ask either of them but they will just deny it.
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Eh? :blink:

Thingimubob
17-07-08, 03:21 PM
Well we all know that Shane Williams is god who owns everybody and is currently the best winger in the world End of [/b]
Wow, I never knew you liked him that much! :D


<div class='quotemain'> Jonah Lomu is Shane Williams (the first REAL man to be pregnant) son , True story. You can ask either of them but they will just deny it.
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Eh? :blink:

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Yes, I;m not sure either...

Incredible Schalk
17-07-08, 06:13 PM
12.3 apparently

Gavin
17-07-08, 07:17 PM
12.3 apparently [/b]

Is that fast for an international winger? We need to make comparisons.

SmokeyMonkey
17-07-08, 08:13 PM
<div class='quotemain'> 12.3 apparently [/b]

Is that fast for an international winger? We need to make comparisons.

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My mate with a f***ed up knee and ankle ran a 11.39 on Monday, so I don&#39;t think 12.3 is accurate.

Gavin
17-07-08, 09:53 PM
<div class='quotemain'> <div class='quotemain'> 12.3 apparently [/b]

Is that fast for an international winger? We need to make comparisons.

[/b][/quote]

My mate with a f***ed up knee and ankle ran a 11.39 on Monday, so I don&#39;t think 12.3 is accurate.
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Yeah it doesn&#39;t seem that fast for an international winger.

Incredible Schalk
17-07-08, 10:31 PM
Was a joke, he would probably be be around mid 11&#39;s? i really dont know, hes very fast off the mark though.

Ruff
20-08-08, 01:26 PM
Williams is a fast guy but he needs to be bigger

jawmalawm24
20-08-08, 11:24 PM
There&#39;s a few players out there that aren&#39;t too big and are or were really fast like Shane Williams. Jason Robinson&#39;s a speedy little ball of muscle and there&#39;s a similiar fulla playing for Auckland David Smith who&#39;s kind of in the same mold little but muscley as f%#!. Also Breyton Paulse was pretty fast not as small as the others but not as big as most wingers these days.

candybum
20-08-08, 11:41 PM
his small size actually gives him an advantage coz hes so nuggety... but he does get disadvantaged when they send up&#39;n&#39;unders towards him lol

RC
08-10-08, 01:21 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Roddy @ Aug 20 2008, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=342660')</div>
Williams is a fast guy but he needs to be bigger[/b]

Nah, last time Williams got bigger he ended up injuring himself a lot. If you&#39;re gonna play internationally and the way he does, he can&#39;t be stacked - physical impossiblity. He needs to stay small.


<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (shtove @ Jul 12 2008, 12:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=333224')</div>
How fast does Shane Williams run the 100m Sprint

Not as fast as the sheep chasing him.
[/b]

Wha?
Have you turned years upon years of sheep-shagging jokes on its head by insinuating that it is the sheep that infact shag us...and not vice versa? Otherwise i&#39;m confused.
Hell, i&#39;m still confused.


But yeah, Shane is one of the greatest wingers the world has ever seen, Jason Robinson was a poor man&#39;s Shane - never did he infiltrate and execute moves as successfully as Shane.
All hail king Shane.
Follow the likes of Darkman X, people!

Prestwick
08-10-08, 01:41 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RC @ Oct 8 2008, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352041')</div>
But yeah, Shane is one of the greatest wingers the world has ever seen, Jason Robinson was a poor man&#39;s Shane - never did he infiltrate and execute moves as successfully as Shane.
All hail king Shane.
Follow the likes of Darkman X, people![/b]

Thats the thing though, Jason Robinson never had to shimmy, never had to sidestep and never had to think hard about where he was going to go ten steps further in the game.

Jason Robinson was built on speed and surprise. He&#39;d see a gap and before the opposition had realised that the gap was even there, bang, Billy Wizz was over the line to score. He didn&#39;t need to think about how to get around someone because thanks to his supreme agility and speed, he&#39;d be past that person on a one on one before you&#39;d finish the calculations. And when his speed started to falter in his later years he simply honed his game to become one superb full back and lived off of well timed passes to explode onto the ball.

Shane is a different beast, insanely fast yes, but he&#39;s come of age in a time where defences have caught up and readjusted. Like in some dodgy Hong Kong Cinema film, Shane always, always seems to have at least three snickering bad guys in front of him. Naturally then, this is those magic feet come into play. Such as during the HEC QF against Saracens, the guy sidestepped seven, I repeat, seven guys like he was at some line dancing convention and that is how he gets over the line.

The two approach the same problem from completely different angles and as such, you can&#39;t really compare the two in my mind, I like both in equal measure.

RC
08-10-08, 01:53 PM
Yeah, you&#39;ve got a very good point there, my man.
To compare the 2 - simply because they are of similar size and adopt a seemingly similar game plan - is like comparing a cheetah and a lion: they&#39;re both cats but they hunt in very different ways.

Wait, did my similie just refer to jason and shane as cats?
Cool Cats!

Prestwick
08-10-08, 04:23 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RC @ Oct 8 2008, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352041')</div>
Wha?
Have you turned years upon years of sheep-shagging jokes on its head by insinuating that it is the sheep that infact shag us...and not vice versa? Otherwise i&#39;m confused.
Hell, i&#39;m still confused.[/b]

Heh, don&#39;t worry about Shtove, he&#39;s still reeling from the fact that his mighty God of a European Union has been powerless to stop the so called "co-ordinated European response" from spiralling into a frantic rout of a free-for-all amongst the nations.

Just leave him be, RC, he&#39;ll be alright once all of this is over...

cyRil
08-10-08, 04:27 PM
I don&#39;t agree with RC on Jason Robinson, he was a legend in both codes of the game.

gingergenius
08-10-08, 04:43 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RC @ Oct 8 2008, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352041')</div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Roddy @ Aug 20 2008, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=342660')
Williams is a fast guy but he needs to be bigger[/b]

Nah, last time Williams got bigger he ended up injuring himself a lot. If you&#39;re gonna play internationally and the way he does, he can&#39;t be stacked - physical impossiblity. He needs to stay small.


<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (shtove @ Jul 12 2008, 12:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=333224')</div>
How fast does Shane Williams run the 100m Sprint

Not as fast as the sheep chasing him.
[/b]

Wha?
Have you turned years upon years of sheep-shagging jokes on its head by insinuating that it is the sheep that infact shag us...and not vice versa? Otherwise i&#39;m confused.
Hell, i&#39;m still confused.


But yeah, Shane is one of the greatest wingers the world has ever seen, Jason Robinson was a poor man&#39;s Shane - never did he infiltrate and execute moves as successfully as Shane.
All hail king Shane.
Follow the likes of Darkman X, people!
[/b][/quote]

Shane Williams played Robinson numerous times and got slewed. He&#39;s only become consistently amazing aged 31; JR was consistently amazing from TIME ago. Regardless, SW is the best wing in the world atm.

As for 100m, I doubt either of them would be anything special, since acceleration is their strength. Not that that&#39;s a problem, since no one gets that much space in a rugby match... speed over 40m is more important than speed over 100.

Over a 100, btw, I&#39;m guessing the fastest are the taller guys - the likes of Monye, Ojo, Varndell, Rokocoko etc. since stride length rather than pure legspeed comes more important.

Bullitt
08-10-08, 05:30 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RC @ Oct 8 2008, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=352041')</div>
Follow the likes of Darkman X, people![/b]

Get yourself banned??? :blink:

RC
08-10-08, 05:38 PM
Oh FFS, I leave the forums for 6 months and i totally forget that online...no-one can see your tongue in your cheek.

WALESFORTHEWIN!
29-05-09, 10:50 PM
shane williams and all of the other wales wingers would be blitzed in a race by Pierre Spies, I&#39;m a wales fan so I&#39;m not biased towards Spies but he is lightening quick

monkeypigeon
30-05-09, 12:37 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (WALESFORTHEWIN! @ May 29 2009, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ('index.php?act=findpost&pid=398187')</div>
shane williams and all of the other wales wingers would be blitzed in a race by Pierre Spies, I&#39;m a wales fan so I&#39;m not biased towards Spies but he is lightening quick[/b]

Halfpenny looks the fasted of those at the moment (well not this exact moment....he&#39;s probably asleep at this exact moment and his calf hurts too....but I think we all got my drift). So I&#39;d like to see him race Spies.

jawmalawm24
30-05-09, 05:40 AM
Spies is very fast for a big man but he isn&#39;t that fast overall most wingers could probably catch him, thou his 60m run against the Crusaders showed how he just managed to outpace 2nd 5/inside centre Tim Bateman who&#39;s really not known for his speed but is well known for chasing down players and not letting up.