Gareth Edwards Wales Rugby.


Gareth Edwards Wales Rugby. Edwards won his first international cap for Wales on 1 April 1967. At the age of 19 against France in Paris. Then between 1967 and 1978 Edwards won 53 caps for Wales. This included 13 as captain. All his caps were won in succession. He never had a dip in form. Or an injury that would allow anybody else to take his place. He scored twenty tries in internationals.

Gareth Edwards Wales Rugby Youngest Captain

Edwards is Wales’s youngest-ever captain. First taking the captaincy at the age of 20 in February 1968 against Scotland. A game in which the Welsh side won 5–0. Edwards was very fortunate in playing with two of the best outside halves the game has ever seen. Barry John and Phil Bennett. In the early part of his career, Edwards and his club teammate Barry John appeared inseparable. Always knowing what the other was doing.

During his era, the Welsh side dominated the Five Nations Championship. Winning the title seven times. Including three grand slams. In 1969, Edwards was named Player of the Year in Wales. In 1974 Edwards was named BBC Wales Sports Personality of the year. He followed up this success by receiving an MBE in 1975.

Wales Rugby Grand Slam Team

Edwards’ long successful international career came to an end on 18 March 1978 in the same way as he had started his career – against France in the Five Nations Championship. However, unlike on his debut, Edwards celebrated with a 16–7 winning finish in front of a home crowd at the Arms Park in Cardiff. Wales also sealed the Grand Slam and a third consecutive Triple Crown – a record, given that no team had ever won it more than twice in a row. To crown his achievements he was named Rothmans Player of the Year in 1978.

Gareth Edwards, British & Irish Lions Caps

Edwards also played ten times for the British and Irish Lions. Playing for the 1971 Lions team that was the only such team to win a series in New Zealand,. Also, for the unbeaten 1974 side in South Africa.

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Gareth Edwards, the most famous player ever known in the game. Speaks frankly about the changes rugby has undergone over recent years with the arrival of professionalism. And compares the rugby world of his time with that of today. Talking about his career. Plus anecdotes about characters and events. This is the autobiography of a superstar.

Story of the great Wales and British Lions scrum half. We also celebrate the many great teams Gareth played for. We offer a Wales Rugby Shirt 1976 Grand Slam. In addition, the 1971 British Isles Lions Shirt.