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Gareth Edwards

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Subject(s): Gareth Edwards
Sport: Rugby Union

Location: St David's Centre, Cardiff
Unveiled: 23/4/1982
Sculptor: Bonar Dunlop
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Plaque (copy on both sides of plinth): Gareth Edwards. St David’s. Dewi Sant. Judged to be one of rugby’s finest players, Gareth Edwards CBE played 53 consecutive games at scrum half for Wales from 1967 to 1978. During that time his country won three Grand Slams and five Triple Crowns. At the age of 20, Gareth became Wales’ youngest Captain, and he played for the British Lions on three tours – South Africa 1986 and 1974 and New Zealand in 1971. He also made many appearances for the Barbarians; his try against New Zealand in January 1973 is revered by rugby fans as one of the game’s greatest.

Barnwyd ef yn un o chwaraewyr gorau’r byd rygbi, chwaraeodd Gareth Edwards CBE 53 gem yn olynol fel mewnwr I Gymru o 1967 hyd 1978. Yn ystod y cyfnod hwnnw, enillodd ei wlad dair CampLawn a phum Coron Driphlyg. Pan oedd yn ugain oed, death Gareth yn Gapten ieuengaf Cymru a chwaraeodd I’r Llewod Prydeinig ar dair taith – De Affrica yn 1968 a 1974 a Seland Newydd yn 1971. Chwaraeodd droeon hefyd I’r Barbariaid; mae cefnogwyr rygbi’n clodfori ei gais yn erbyn Seland Newydd ym mis Ionawr 1973 fel un o oreuon y gem.

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