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How many pints of Brains beer have been sunk while Welsh rugby fans have debated whether Phil Bennett or Barry John is the greatest fly-half the world has ever seen?…

Twelve international points – four tries – seems a meagre return for one of the legendary fly-halves, but Cliff Morgan was one of the finest playmakers the game has seen.…

Welsh player Barry John in action during the British Lions' tour of New Zealand, 1971. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

It was the New Zealand press that coined Barry John’s nickname – ‘The King’ – and the All Blacks were certainly subject to some of the fly-half’s seminal displays over…

1978:  Gerald Davies of Wales runs with the ball during the Welsh tour to Australia.  Mandatory Credit: AllsportUK  /Allsport

Such was Davies’ fame during the late Sixties and Seventies that he was known by a single name: Gerald. With a heavy moustache, jet-black locks and a jackhammer sidestep, Davies…

CARDIFF, WALES - DECEMBER 03:  Shane Williams of Wales looks on during the Test match between Wales and the Australian Wallabies at Millennium Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Shane Williams was watching as a replacement scrum-half when injuries left his Neath team short of a wing during a 1998 cup tie against Wrexham. Would Shane be happy to…

1978:  J.P.R Williams of Wales runs with the ball during the Welsh tour to Australia.  Mandatory Credit: AllsportUK  /Allsport

It takes a special performer to become identifiable by three initials, but it was far more than the initials of JPR that canonised this formidable full-back into the legend of…

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When Mel Berry captained Wales at the 2002 World Cup as a 20-year-old, there was clearly something a bit special about the youngster who former England international Sue Day calls…

When Bleddyn Williams held his arms aloft on 19 December 1953, after leading Wales to a 13-8 win over New Zealand at the Arms Park, little did he know he…

Scrum-half Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards wanted to be a centre, like his hero Bleddyn Williams, but, at 5ft 3in and 8st 5lb, he was taken off during a district U15 trial to prevent…

Bobby Windsor of the British Lions

He says he was always hungry as a kid and hooker Bobby Windsor played his rugby with that same ferocious appetite for Wales and the Lions during a golden age…