Gareth Edwards Signed Rugby Photo
A classic piece of rugby memorabilia. A must for any Welsh rugby fan true fan. Supplied with our own Certificate of Authenticity. This is a signed photo of that try Gareth scored for the Barbarians against the New Zealand All Blacks in 1973. It is considered by many to be the greatest try ever. It is beatifully framed and presented and ready to hang on the wall. A great signed Gareth Edwards Rugby Photo.
Gareth Edwards Bibliography.
Sir Gareth Owen Edwards CBE (born 12 July 1947) is a Welsh former rugby union player who played scrum-half and has been described by the BBC as "arguably the greatest player ever to don a Welsh jersey".
In 2003, in a poll of international rugby players conducted by Rugby World magazine, Edwards was declared the greatest player of all time. Edwards was prominent in the Welsh national team that was to the fore in European rugby in the 60s and 70s. He is one of a small group of Welsh players to have won three Grand Slams including Ryan Jones, Adam Jones, Gethin Jenkins, Gerald Davies and JPR Williams.
In the 2007 New Year Honours, Edwards became a CBE for services to sport. He was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 2015, for services to sport and for charitable services.
Edwards won his first international cap for Wales on 1 April 1967 at the age of 19 against France in Paris. Wales lost 20–14 to eventual championship winners France. Between 1967 and 1978 Edwards won 53 caps for Wales, including 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.
Edwards is Wales's youngest ever captain, first taking the captaincy at the age of 20 in February 1968 against Scotland – a game 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 team mate Barry John appeared inseparable, always knowing what the other was doing. During his era the Welsh side dominated the Five Nations, 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.
Edwards's long successful international career came to an end on 18 March 1978 in the same way as he had started his career – against France.However, unlike on his debut, Edwards celebrated with a 16–7 winning finish in front of a home crowd at Cardiff Arms Park. 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 1978.
British and Irish Lions
Edwards also played ten times for the British Lions, playing for the legendary 1971 British Lions team that was the only such team to win a series in New Zealand, and for the unbeaten 1974 side in South Africa.
He made his debut for Cardiff RFC against Covenrty RFC on 17 September 1966. All in all he played 12 season for Cardiff, scoring 69 tries in 195 games.
Edwards also played for Cardiff College, Wales Secondary Schools, East Wales, Wales, Barbarians, Wolfhounds, Irish President XV, World XV in South Africa in 1977, the combined England and Wales against Scotland and Ireland at the RFU centenary in 1971, first Wales Sevens team SRU centenary in 1973, and the RAF (though not in the Services) on tour in Cyprus 1972.
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Dimensions. 58cm x 38cm x 2cm