Brought up in the tough industrial landscape of Abersychan in the Gwent Valley, Bryn Meredith was a hooker famous for never taking a backward step, even against the unrelentingly physical…

Adam Jones was christened ‘Bomb’ in a fond reference to 1990s American wrestler Adam Bomb, who sported similarly curly locks and an identical Christian name. However, the moniker took on…

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As a teenager, Graham Price was taken to the smoky bars of Pontypool and shown some of the pot-bellied beer drinkers who, once promising rugby players, had failed to make…

Mervyn Davies, who passed away in 2012, will be remembered as a Wales and Lions legend for what he achieved during the Seventies. Had his career not finished so abruptly…

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Although Wales eventually lost the Test series 3-0 to the All Blacks, nobody could claim they did not go down fighting. Wales scored five tries in the first two Tests…

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By Alex Shaw The home nations’ summer tours wrapped up this past weekend and with teams and fans alike are preparing for a few weeks rest and recuperation, the time…

Learning experience: There was no disgrace in Wales' loss but still no elusive win

Brave. But not enough in a brave new world Wales lost by 36-22 in Wellington and with it the Series. But despite the loss and a set piece which made…

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Wales use the left side of their brain Despite a 39-21 defeat at Eden Park, and a last twenty minutes where the All Blacks’ superior ball control dominated, Wales were…

Roaring success: Harri Keddie in celebration mode with Wales U20. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)

When did you start playing rugby? When I was nine, at my local club Newport HSOB. My dad used to play. I started right at the end of a season…