Rugby legend lays down challenge at Hall of Fame - The Rugby Observer

Rugby legend lays down challenge at Hall of Fame

Rugby Editorial 18th Dec, 2019   0

A CHALLENGE to beat a former World Rugby Player of the Year has been laid down at the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

The former Wales international and record try-scorer Shane Williams has launched the Handoff Challenge, inviting rugby fans to visit the museum to try and beat his record.

The Handoff Challenge consists of a speed and reactions test where participants have 30 seconds to use their hands to hit as many targets that light up as possible.

An online leader board on the World Rugby website will display the top scorers, and the best 10 at the end of each week will win a goodie bag full of Hall of Fame merchandise.

And entrants who film themselves doing the challenge and post it on social media with the hashtag #WorldRugbyHOF will have the chance to win a signed and framed Shane Williams jersey.

Shane Williams, who attended the opening of the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2016 when he was inducted alongside rugby greats such as Jonny Wilkinson, Brian O’Driscoll and Lawrence Dallaglio, said: “You don’t have many opportunities in life to beat a former international winger based on pure speed and reactions and if you think you have what it takes to beat a Hall of Famer, come to the Hall of Fame.

“It is the perfect place to host this challenge and I’m convinced participants will leave inspired by the history of our sport.”

The Shane Williams Handoff Challenge is available to all Hall of Fame visitors and will run from today (Wednesday December 18) until January 31. Visit for more information.


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