Pathway of fame - Gareth Edwards

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Gareth Edwards

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(1947- ) Scrum half, Wales
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What is arguably the game’s greatest try was scored for the Barbarians against New Zealand in 1973 by one of the world’s greatest players, Gareth Edwards. He represented his country on a record 53 consecutive occasions after winning his first cap as a teenager. However, no statistics can do justice to the complete player - he had exceptional skill, great pace, terrific power, especially from close range, and tactical acumen which was second to none.

His 12 season international career included three Welsh Grand Slams, the Triple Crown and the Five Nations championship. He added a record 10 Lions appearances, including series wins against New Zealand and South Africa in 1971 and 1974.

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