Gareth Edwards

Rugby Player

Birthday July 12, 1947

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Wales

Age 75 years old

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Former Welsh rugby union player; widely considered the best Welsh rugby player of all time.

Before Fame

He was a talented soccer player and gymnast as a teenager; he signed with Swansea Town soccer at the young age of 16.


He was only 19 when he won his first rugby international cap for Wales against France in 1967.

Family Life

His father was a coal miner in Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, Wales, where Edwards was born and raised.

Associated With

He and Ryan Jones are two of very few Welsh players in rugby history to have won three Grand Slams.