GARETH EDWARDS

1967-1978

PLAYER PROFILE
Country:  Wales
H.O.F. Inductee: 1997
Position: Scrum Half
Date of Birth: 12/07/1947
Place of Birth: Glanaman
CAREER STATUS
Test Caps 53
Test Points 88
Test tries 20
Penalties 1
Conversions 2
Drop Goals 3
CAREER SUMMARY
With 53 international appearances for his country and 20 Test tries, the No.9 is renowned the world over for his competitive spirit and athletic displays at the base of the scrum during Wales' glory years in the 1970s.

Edwards won 10 Test caps during a prestigious Lions career that lasted from 1968-1974 and included two Test Series victories over New Zealand and South Africa.
GREATEST MOMENT
He was part of an auspicious Welsh and Lions backline that included the likes of Barry John, Gerald Davies, John Dawes, J.P.R. Williams and John Bevan, a set of backs that will never be matched for attacking spirit and verve.
INTERESTING FACTS
The half-back partnership that Edwards formed with Barry John was crucial to Wales' success in the early seventies and their understanding of each other was nothing short of uncanny with the pair normally conversing in Welsh during international matches. Indeed, on more than one ocassion the duo were harshly punished by over-zealous referees who thought they were being sworn at in Welsh!