Simply put, the most extraordinary half scrummage in rugby history and quite possibly the best player of all time. Not only is he one of the greatest scrum halfbacks of all time, but he is arguably one of the top 10 players in the history of the game.

Sir Gareth Edwards CBE was not only one of the greatest players of all time; he was a very kind man with a warm personality and grew into a successful rugby speaker. Gareth Edwards is considered by many to be one of the greatest rugby players of all time. Edwards was declared the most significant player in a 2003 Rugby World magazine poll of international rugby players. Those who lived through the 1970s thought Wales was the best team they ever played, and Edwards was the best player ever to have been honoured on the rugby pitch. Edwards was a ball-in-hand magician who scored one of the most iconic goals in rugby history, reaching a vaunted Welsh baseline in the glorious 1970s. It’s easy to forget that Edwards was the little guy who fought the big guy, who never ducked a challenge or tried to hide behind his attackers.

In 1997, Sir Gareth Owen Edwards was one of the first 15 former players to be inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame and former playmates Barry John and J. P. R. Williams (among others). Sir Gareth Edwards CBE was named the greatest player by Rugby World magazine and The Daily Telegraph in 2003 and 2007. Edwards has been in scrimmages throughout his career and has been dubbed the greatest player. Gareth Edwards, Welsh, speaks a bit of what he sounds like. Admitting that Gareth Edwards “has no idea” why Wales hasn’t beaten Ireland at Cardiff for 22 years, since Edwards himself has never lost a home game to Ireland, the Scots or the English in his 12 tournaments, he recalls the heated Lansdowne Road contest in vivid detail.

Trust me; Welsh rugby revolved around the outfield until the great Gareth Edwards arrived and put his authority on the half-match scrum. Both players have had great success in the Rugby League, which has left the Welsh rugby abyss in the event of another flying half. Another first half was probably the last of the Masters to wear the number 10 Wales jersey, leading to the inevitable decline of Welsh rugby. He lost the union game too soon when he decided to take the money and head north to play rugby league, as David Watkins did.

Williams was often told that he was too young to play rugby. Still, he nevertheless continued to believe in his abilities, eventually winning 87 matches for Wales and playing in four Lions Tests. He may have played his best rugby game alongside Brian O’Driscoll on the 2009 Lions tour, but he has been a reliable man in Wales.