Think you've got quicker reactions than a world-class rugby player? Come to Rugby's Hall of Fame and find out

Have you ever thought you could beat Shane Williams for pure speed and reactions? Here is your chance to prove it once and for all.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 12:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 12:42 pm
Shane Williams signs a commemorative rugby ball with Cllr Bill Lewis, mayor of Rugby.

The former Welsh international and record try-scorer Shane Williams has launched the ‘Handoff Challenge’ - inviting rugby fans to visit the World Rugby Hall of Fame in Rugby 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.

Shane Williams is welcomed to the World Rugby Hall of Fame by mayor of Rugby Cllr Bill Lewis.

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

Shane Williams is not unfamiliar with the town of Rugby - he was there for the opening of the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2016 and was inducted that same year alongside rugby greats such as Brian O’Driscoll and Lawrence Dallaglio.

Hall of Fame inductee Shane Williams 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 Rugby.

"The Hall of Fame is the perfect place to host this challenge and I’m convinced participants will leave Rugby inspired by the history of our sport.”

The Shane Williams Handoff Challenge is available to all Hall of Fame visitors and will run between December 18 2019 and January 2020 31.

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