Everyone remembers his side-stepping magic and wing wizardry, but it’s easy to forget just how hard Shane Williams worked in order to be able to hold his own physically on the international stage. Having burst onto the scene in exciting fashion, he spent two years in the Test wilderness amid concerns over his size. But having grabbed his chance at the 2003 World Cup, he worked diligently to complement his God-given ability by working on his physique, emerging as the greatest Welsh player of his generation. Named world player of the year in 2008, he ended up with 60 Test tries, leaving him fourth on the all-time list behind behind Daisuke Ohata, David Campese and Bryan Habana. He was The Great Entertainer.
It’s worth noting the game looks decidedly last-gen, with dated visuals that can become confusing in certain matches where jersey colours are indistinguishable between friend and foe, especially when you consider how frequently players flock in front and behind the off-side line. The PlayStation 3 version of Rugby 15 is particularly ugly, with a lower resolution, darker presentation, plenty of jaggies and a terrible frame rate, to boot. Combine the unappealing visual presentation with the aforementioned game woes, and the PS3 version is unplayable in its current form.
Bryan Habana is a South African Rugby Union player whose favored position is the wing. He currently plays for the French Top 14 side Toulon and the 2007 Rugby World Cup champions Springboks. He made his international debut for South Africa in the 2003-04 World Sevens Series, and was a star in the country’s World Cup-winning squad in 2007. The 30-year-old scored 8 tries during the World Cup, equalling the record set by Jonah Lomu in 1999. Habana was named the “IRB Player of the Year” in 2007. He receives a monthly salary of €50,000 from Toulon.