Gareth Edwards Rugby, Apartheid and Me

“Somebody tell me what’s happening in Johannesburg”

GARETH EDWARDS has been named as the greatest rugby player of all time and has been the subject of countless television programmes in Wales but the latest should have really told the story of one of his teammates.

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Gareth Edwards Rugby, Apartheid and Me followed the Wales and British Lions scrum half on a return journey to South Africa and retraced his steps with the rugby nation that throughout his playing career was shaped by the Apartheid state. Continue reading

Rugby, race and banter with Warren Gatland

BIG sporting moments have always produced big talking points – and as Wales coach Warren Gatland has acknowledged the number of cameras and microphones in modern sport ensures a plentiful supply of material to discuss.

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But I felt unease as soon as I saw and crucially heard the video of England prop Joe Marler calling his Welsh opponent, Samson Lee ‘Gypsy boy’. It was an unacceptable comment and in light of Welsh defeat it was always going to receive the attention of aggrieved Welsh rugby fans. Continue reading