Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

Position: Scrumhalf

Date Of Birth 12/07/1947 (70)
Place Of Birth Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
Height 173cm / 5' 8"
Weight 80kg / 12st 8lbs

Gareth Owen Edwards born 1947 played scrum half for Cardiff and international rugby for Wales. Nicknamed "The Prince".he made his debut for Cardiff RFC against Coventry in September 1966. He played 12 seasons for Cardiff, scoring 67 tries in 195 games.

Gareth won his first international cap for Wales in April 1967 against France in Paris. Between 1967 and 1978 he won 53 caps for Wales, including 13 as captain. He is the youngest ever captain for Wales.He played ten times for the British Lions.

Edwards also played for Cardiff College, Wales Secondary Schools, East Wales, Barbarians, Irish President XV, World XV in South Africa in 1977, Combined England /Wales against Ireland and Scotland, first Wales Sevens team and the RAF on tour in Cyprus in 1972.

In 1974 he was named BBC Wales Sports Personality of the year. Followed by receiving an MBE in 1975. In November 2001,Edwards was voted the "Greatest Welsh Player of all time". He is a director for the Cardiff Blues region, and president of Cardiff Institute for the blind.

Playing Summary
  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  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  17/09/1966 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  24/12/1966 Welsh Academicals SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 0  
  26/12/1966 Liverpool SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 6  
  27/12/1966 UAU SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  31/12/1966 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  25/02/1967 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  19/04/1967 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  10/05/1967 North West Cape SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 12  
  13/05/1967 Eastern Province Kings FB 1 0 0 1 6 W 34 - 9  
  17/05/1967 Southern Universities FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1967 Neath SH 0 0 2 0 6 W 9 - 6  
  13/09/1967 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 21 - 9  
  20/09/1967 Gloucester Rugby SH 1 0 0 1 6 W 20 - 9  
  14/10/1967 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  18/10/1967 Cooptimists SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 29 - 6  
  04/11/1967 Oxford University SH 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 6  
  22/11/1967 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 14 - 0  
  25/11/1967 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  26/12/1967 Liverpool SH 0 1 2 0 8 W 29 - 3  
  17/02/1968 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 3  
  24/02/1968 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  03/04/1968 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/12/1968 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  01/01/1969 Gala SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  02/01/1969 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  25/01/1969 Aberavon SH 1 0 0 1 6 W 13 - 6  
  08/02/1969 Bristol Rugby SH 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 6  
  21/02/1969 Scarlets SH 0 0 2 0 6 W 6 - 0  
  01/03/1969 Newport SH 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  07/04/1969 Harlequins SH 1 2 2 0 13 W 22 - 15  
  16/04/1969 Newport SH 1 0 2 0 9 D 9 - 9  
  30/04/1969 Pontypool SH 1 1 0 0 5 W 11 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/08/1969 British Police SH 0 1 2 1 11 W 20 - 6  
  03/09/1969 Gloucester Rugby SH 0 2 1 0 7 W 22 - 3  
  10/09/1969 Bristol Rugby SH 2 2 0 0 10 W 16 - 11  
  15/11/1969 Wasps SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 25 - 13  
  22/11/1969 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/12/1969 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 5  
  13/12/1969 South Africa SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  22/12/1969 Liverpool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  21/02/1970 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  18/03/1970 Penarth SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  21/03/1970 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  28/03/1970 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 1 3 L 28 - 30  
  30/03/1970 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  08/04/1970 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  11/04/1970 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  14/04/1970 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 24 - 11  
  15/04/1970 Chepstow SH 1 0 1 0 6 W 44 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1970 South Wales Police SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 10  
  09/09/1970 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  12/09/1970 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  16/09/1970 Ebbw Vale SH 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 19  
  19/09/1970 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  10/10/1970 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  14/10/1970 Pontypool SH 0 0 2 0 6 D 6 - 6  
  21/11/1970 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 10  
  28/11/1970 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  05/12/1970 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 13  
  28/12/1970 Bath Rugby SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 26 - 11  
  09/01/1971 Coventry SH 1 0 0 0 3 W 20 - 15  
  23/01/1971 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  12/02/1971 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 13  
  20/02/1971 Newport SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 17 - 9  
  26/02/1971 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/03/1971 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  20/03/1971 Swansea SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 20 - 11  
  10/04/1971 Barbarians SH 0 0 2 0 6 L 9 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/12/1971 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  18/12/1971 London Welsh SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 4  
  27/12/1971 Liverpool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  08/01/1972 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 15  
  19/01/1972 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  22/01/1972 Ebbw Vale SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 26 - 6  
  10/02/1972 Bristol Rugby SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 12 - 15  
  19/02/1972 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 4  
  26/02/1972 Scarlets SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 19 - 3  
  04/03/1972 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 6  
  11/03/1972 Cardiff College of Education SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 6  
  15/03/1972 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  01/04/1972 Barbarians SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 43 - 10  
  12/04/1972 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  22/04/1972 Newbridge SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 11  
  13/05/1972 Mashonaland SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  17/05/1972 Goshawks SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 13  
  22/05/1972 Matabeleland SH 2 3 0 0 14 W 74 - 3  
  27/05/1972 Rhodesia SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1972 Atlantique Stade Rochelais SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 20  
  13/09/1972 Bristol Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  16/09/1972 Coventry SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 18 - 19  
  20/09/1972 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 7  
  23/09/1972 Neath SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  30/09/1972 Aberavon SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 16 - 3  
  07/10/1972 Newport SH 2 0 1 0 11 W 18 - 14  
  11/10/1972 Cardiff College of Education SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 12  
  28/10/1972 Pontypool SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 37 - 10  
  04/11/1972 New Zealand SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 4 - 20  
  16/11/1972 South Wales Police SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 10  
  25/11/1972 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 7  
  09/12/1972 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 8  
  13/12/1972 Mountain Ash SH 1 0 0 1 7 W 22 - 0  
  16/12/1972 London Welsh SH 1 0 0 0 4 L 13 - 20  
  23/12/1972 Maesteg SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 77 - 9  
  30/12/1972 Leicester Tigers SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 13  
  03/01/1973 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 7  
  17/02/1973 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 10  
  24/02/1973 Blaina SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  03/03/1973 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  14/03/1973 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  21/04/1973 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 16  
  28/04/1973 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 1 3 L 7 - 30  
  30/04/1973 Cognac SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 26  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/10/1973 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 6  
  13/10/1973 Northampton Saints SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 0  
  16/10/1973 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  24/10/1973 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 1 3 L 9 - 14  
  27/10/1973 Harlequins SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 19  
  03/11/1973 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  26/12/1973 Pontypridd SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 34 - 6  
  29/12/1973 Abertillery SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 7  
  12/01/1974 Coventry SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 36 - 13  
  26/01/1974 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  09/02/1974 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  23/02/1974 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 16  
  09/03/1974 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  20/03/1974 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/10/1974 University College Cork SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 12  
  16/10/1974 Devon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 16  
  26/10/1974 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 18  
  30/10/1974 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 13  
  06/11/1974 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  09/11/1974 Hendy SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 6  
  16/11/1974 Wasps SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 6  
  23/11/1974 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  07/12/1974 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  14/12/1974 Ystradgynlais SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  21/12/1974 London Welsh SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  28/12/1974 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  01/01/1975 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 6  
  11/01/1975 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 21  
  25/01/1975 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  08/02/1975 Headingley SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 12  
  08/03/1975 Newport SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 27 - 3  
  09/04/1975 Maesteg SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 3  
  12/04/1975 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/10/1975 Cambridge University SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 12  
  22/10/1975 Pontypridd SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 17 - 15  
  25/10/1975 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 32  
  12/11/1975 Glamorgan Wanderers SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 41 - 6  
  15/11/1975 Wasps SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  22/11/1975 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 1 3 L 13 - 18  
  29/11/1975 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 7  
  13/12/1975 Bedford Blues SH 1 0 0 1 7 W 40 - 18  
  26/12/1975 Pontypridd SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 22 - 12  
  10/01/1976 Coventry SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  14/02/1976 Bath Rugby SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 9  
  10/03/1976 Bridgend Ravens SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 12 - 12  
  07/04/1976 Aberavon SH 0 1 0 0 2 L 9 - 21  
  10/04/1976 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  17/04/1976 Barbarians SH 1 0 0 1 7 W 29 - 28  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/09/1976 Penarth SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 62 - 15  
  18/09/1976 Coventry SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 12  
  25/09/1976 Overseas XV SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 15  
  02/10/1976 Argentina SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 29  
  09/10/1976 Northampton Saints SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 16  
  27/11/1976 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 17  
  04/12/1976 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 13  
  18/12/1976 Cardiff College of Education SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  27/12/1976 Crawshays SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 16  
  08/01/1977 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  29/01/1977 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 10  
  16/02/1977 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 1 3 L 19 - 24  
  26/02/1977 Pontypool SH 1 0 0 0 4 D 10 - 10  
  26/03/1977 Aberavon SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 15 - 6  
  09/04/1977 Barbarians SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 26  
  23/04/1977 Sydney SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 7  
  30/04/1977 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 16  
  23/05/1977 Crimson Tide SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 29  
  31/05/1977 Fraser Valley SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 9  
  01/06/1977 Vancouver Reps SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/10/1977 Newport SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 27  
  22/10/1977 Harlequins SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  05/11/1977 Oxford University SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  12/11/1977 Ebbw Vale Rep 2 0 0 0 8 W 28 - 0  
  19/11/1977 Garndiffaith SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  26/11/1977 Scarlets SH 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 10  
  03/12/1977 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  10/12/1977 London Welsh SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 52 - 17  
  17/12/1977 Cwmavon SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  26/12/1977 Pontypridd SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  14/01/1978 Pontypool SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  08/02/1978 Scarlets SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  25/02/1978 Ebbw Vale SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 29 - 10  
  01/04/1978 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  08/04/1978 Swansea SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 53 35 5 13 20 2 1 3 88  
  British and Irish Lions 10 5 3 2 0 0 0 1 3  

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