Player

Gareth Edwards - Scrumhalf

Gareth Edwards
Height173
Weight80
Date Of Birth12/07/1947
Place Of BirthGwaun-Cae-Gurwen
EducationPontardawe Technical School, Cardiff and Vale College, Millfield School
ClubsCardiff
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, East Wales, Wales Schools
InvitationalCrawshays, World XV, Irish President's XV, Barbarians
Gareth Owen Edwards was born in Gwaun Cae Gurwen in 1947. After making his debut for Cardiff against Coventry in September 1966 he played 12 seasons for Cardiff, scoring 67 tries in 195 games. Under the tutelage of former Cardiff scrum half Bill Samuel, Gareth Edwards went on to become, arguably, the greatest scrum half of all time.
Gareth won his first international cap for Wales against France, in Paris, in April 1967. Between 1967 and 1978 he won 53 caps for Wales, including 13 as captain, the youngest ever captain for Wales. Unsurprisingly for such a talented player he also played in ten test matches for the British Lions.
Edwards was educated at Cardiff Training College, for whom he played as well as appearing for Wales Secondary Schools, East Wales, The Barbarians, The Irish Presidents XV, A World XV (in South Africa in 1977), a Combined England/Wales against Ireland/Scotland, the first Wales Sevens team and as a guest for the RAF (on tour in Cyprus in 1972).
In 1974 he was named BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year and in the following year he received an MBE. In November 2001, Gareth Edwards was voted the "Greatest Welsh Player of all time" and has been inducted into the Halls of Fame of World Rugby and Cardiff RFC.
He is a director for the Cardiff Blues region, and president of Cardiff Institute for the Blind.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1966-1967 10 9 0 1 4 0 0 1 15
1967-1968 12 10 0 2 2 2 5 4 37
1968-1969 10 8 1 1 4 5 8 1 49
1969-1970 17 13 1 3 3 5 4 4 43
1970-1971 19 12 2 5 2 0 5 3 30
1971-1972 19 16 0 3 13 3 0 0 58
1972-1973 25 17 0 8 13 0 1 2 61
1973-1974 14 9 0 5 4 0 0 2 22
1974-1975 19 13 0 6 4 0 0 0 16
1975-1976 15 9 2 4 6 1 0 4 38
1976-1977 20 13 1 6 7 0 0 2 34
1977-1978 15 12 0 3 5 0 0 1 23
TOTAL 195 141 7 47 67 16 23 24 426
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 19 15 0 4 541 318 76
Cardiff 19 14 1 4 591 395 72
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Ebbw Vale 19 14 1 4 411 302 66
Llandovery 19 12 1 6 531 338 61
Newport 19 12 1 6 488 448 59
Aberavon 18 12 1 5 418 362 57
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 19 9 0 10 410 380 47
Swansea 18 9 0 9 419 370 46
Cross Keys 18 5 1 12 397 579 32
Bridgend Ravens 17 5 0 12 326 438 28
Llanelli 19 4 1 14 354 524 25
Bedwas 18 4 1 13 359 545 25
Bargoed 18 3 0 15 344 592 18
Neath 17 1 0 16 282 670 3