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    Posted: 15 July 2019 at 11:19pm
Nothing malicious, just something I recalled today and I don't know if there is any substance to it.

I used to go to Stradey as a kid with my father in the 70s (such lovely memories - sob). Anyway, I remember him and his friends mentioned several times that Gareth Edwards never liked to come to play in Llanelli for whatever reason.

Is anyone else aware of this or was it just some local chatter? If so was it true? I'd love to see the stats. Or as I expect, when at one point he was the world's greatest player, total and utter nonsense.  I just can't remember seeing him play there.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2019 at 5:55am
I saw him at stradey
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Not sure about that but he met Maureen his wife in Llanelli she used to work in Jenkins Bakery in Thomas Street.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote insidehalf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2019 at 8:47am
I think it was because Selwyn always played very well against him .
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EdwArds saved his best for wales and the lions (ba bas to) don’t think he was that fussed on club rugby by all accounts
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I was with some Cardiff Athletic players in the 70's, our firsts used to play them, and they said that Selwyn was a scrum half Gareth Edwards did not like playing against at club level.

Not sure if that was a reason, but I believe if you played around 20-30 games in a season, you were awarded a Cardiff cap, something Gareth Edwards never obtained. Remember in those days it was common to play around 40-50 games in a season, and teams like Cardiff & Llanelli because of their status were always asked for games.

I remember one season we played Cardiff Athletic on the Sat, and lost by around 60 points, and then the following Wednesday night Llanelli played Cardiff and the Cardiff team had around 12/13 players that played against us, Edwards was one of the changes, great to say Llanelli won by around 30 points, and in the very last minute there was a penalty in front of the post around 30 yards away and Benny went for 3 points, which he duly kicked it and Edwards was really upset, and Derek Quinnell and he had a few words walking off with Benny smiling.

I must admit it was a great sight.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote diego6754 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2019 at 12:19pm
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

EdwArds saved his best for wales and the lions (ba bas to) don’t think he was that fussed on club rugby by all accounts


Sounds like a lot of modern day Cardiff players!! Warbs, Roberts, Gethin, Halfpenny were never really consistently stand out for the Blues and none of them played a huge amount of games. Warbs especially.
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Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Nothing malicious, just something I recalled today and I don't know if there is any substance to it.

I used to go to Stradey as a kid with my father in the 70s (such lovely memories - sob). Anyway, I remember him and his friends mentioned several times that Gareth Edwards never liked to come to play in Llanelli for whatever reason.

Is anyone else aware of this or was it just some local chatter? If so was it true? I'd love to see the stats. Or as I expect, when at one point he was the world's greatest player, total and utter nonsense.  I just can't remember seeing him play there.

Gareth Edwards played at least 8 times at Stradey Park - http://cardiffrfc.com/fixtures-and-results
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tannerbankboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2019 at 10:12am
Originally posted by TurkQuay TurkQuay wrote:

Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Nothing malicious, just something I recalled today and I don't know if there is any substance to it.

I used to go to Stradey as a kid with my father in the 70s (such lovely memories - sob). Anyway, I remember him and his friends mentioned several times that Gareth Edwards never liked to come to play in Llanelli for whatever reason.

Is anyone else aware of this or was it just some local chatter? If so was it true? I'd love to see the stats. Or as I expect, when at one point he was the world's greatest player, total and utter nonsense.  I just can't remember seeing him play there.


Gareth Edwards played at least 8 times at Stradey Park - http://cardiffrfc.com/fixtures-and-results

That's an impressive Cardiff website. Results going back to the 1800's. Puts our to shame that's for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rob o'r Bont Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2019 at 11:28am
Originally posted by tannerbankboy tannerbankboy wrote:

Originally posted by TurkQuay TurkQuay wrote:

Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Nothing malicious, just something I recalled today and I don't know if there is any substance to it.

I used to go to Stradey as a kid with my father in the 70s (such lovely memories - sob). Anyway, I remember him and his friends mentioned several times that Gareth Edwards never liked to come to play in Llanelli for whatever reason.

Is anyone else aware of this or was it just some local chatter? If so was it true? I'd love to see the stats. Or as I expect, when at one point he was the world's greatest player, total and utter nonsense.  I just can't remember seeing him play there.


Gareth Edwards played at least 8 times at Stradey Park - http://cardiffrfc.com/fixtures-and-results

That's an impressive Cardiff website. Results going back to the 1800's. Puts our to shame that's for sure.
Not sure how accurate it is mind.

My daughter was born on the 9th October 1993, 15 minutes before Llanelli took the field against Cardiff at the Arms Park.  But the site shows the game being played on the 2nd October 1993??
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Plus, the team sheets werent always accurate. Last minute changes wernt always recorded
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Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

EdwArds saved his best for wales and the lions (ba bas to) don’t think he was that fussed on club rugby by all accounts


I think that's an Urban Myth TBH - yes for sure he didn't play as many games for Cardiff as he could have done but any time I saw him play for them he looked class and giving his all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aber-fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2019 at 3:08pm
I don't know about the great Gareth, but I do remember 'king' Barry John being given a hard afternoon at Stradey - by his brothers Clive and Alan, playing 6 and 7!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2019 at 3:43pm
Originally posted by Rob o'r Bont Rob o'r Bont wrote:

Originally posted by tannerbankboy tannerbankboy wrote:

Originally posted by TurkQuay TurkQuay wrote:

Originally posted by ScarletBear ScarletBear wrote:

Nothing malicious, just something I recalled today and I don't know if there is any substance to it.

I used to go to Stradey as a kid with my father in the 70s (such lovely memories - sob). Anyway, I remember him and his friends mentioned several times that Gareth Edwards never liked to come to play in Llanelli for whatever reason.

Is anyone else aware of this or was it just some local chatter? If so was it true? I'd love to see the stats. Or as I expect, when at one point he was the world's greatest player, total and utter nonsense.  I just can't remember seeing him play there.


Gareth Edwards played at least 8 times at Stradey Park - http://cardiffrfc.com/fixtures-and-results

That's an impressive Cardiff website. Results going back to the 1800's. Puts our to shame that's for sure.
Not sure how accurate it is mind.

My daughter was born on the 9th October 1993, 15 minutes before Llanelli took the field against Cardiff at the Arms Park.  But the site shows the game being played on the 2nd October 1993??
wasn't marty McFly on the bench that day ?LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2019 at 3:46pm
Originally posted by aber-fan aber-fan wrote:

I don't know about the great Gareth, but I do remember 'king' Barry John being given a hard afternoon at Stradey - by his brothers Clive and Alan, playing 6 and 7!
I was on the 2001 lions tour to Australia and spent 3 1/2 fantastic weeks with barry and jj Williams as our tour leaders,i asked barry who was the hardest player you played against and he said my brother clive when I came back to play at stradey with Cardiff.LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RR1972 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2019 at 4:10pm
I was told that barry ran them ragged and they couldn’t put a hand on him? Can any of our more mature posters shed more light on this?
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