Bronze statue of Gareth Edwards making a pass from the base of the scrum.
Signed: Bonar Dunlop
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 1968 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 gêm yn
olynol fel mewnwr i Gymru o 1967 hyd 1978. Yn ystod y cyfnod hwnnw, enillodd ei wlad dair Camp
Lawn a phum Coron Driphlyg. Pan oedd yn ugain oed, daeth 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 lonawr 1973 fel un o oreuon y gêm.
The work was commissioned by the Heron Corporation which developed the site, through McDonald Rowe, a company which promoted British sculpture by placing works of art in shopping centres and other public places. The work was unveiled by Gareth Edwards in April 1982.
- Bonar Dunlop, British sculptor.
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Location (N 51°28'51" - W 3°10'30")
Item Code: gbwa032; Photograph: 24 July 2012
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