Shane Williams no regrets on career end

Shane Williams' Ospreys future lies off the field
Shane Williams has been with Ospreys since the region's inception in 2003

Shane Williams says he has no regrets after deciding to retire from all rugby at the end of this season.

Wales' record try scorer, who ended his international career in December, will take up an "ambassadorial" role with the Ospreys after his playing days.

Williams was at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Sunday, beginning another new role as BBC pundit for Ireland versus Wales.

"It is the right time, I've never really questioned the fact that it's time to hang up my boots," he said.

"You know within yourself when it's time. You know today I could easily have been on the field with them [the Wales team] because I'm just as excited for them.

"But these things have to come and unfortunately it's happened, but it's great I get to come here and watch the games anyway.

There had been speculation linking Williams with a big-money offer from a French or English club to end his career, but the wing, who turns 35 in February, dismissed the rumours.

"I'm enjoying this side of things as well at the moment, but nothing's there [offers from other clubs] and I get a free ticket to come and watch the guys play so what else can I ask for?" Williams told BBC Radio Wales.

"I said when I came to this decision that Ospreys are still a big part of my life and will continue to be so.

"Any capacity I can be involved with the Ospreys, in any way I can help as well then great for me.

"It is a region that I love and it is my region."

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