Bobby Windsor - The Iron Duke: The Life and Times of a Working-Class Rugby Hero

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Bobby Windsor - The Iron Duke: The Life and Times of a Working-Class Rugby Hero

Bobby Windsor - The Iron Duke: The Life and Times of a Working-Class Rugby Hero

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Peter Jackson, a sports journalist since he left school in 1960, retired in 2009 as rugby correspondent of the Daily Mail after 35 years. After rising through the ranks at Cross Keys and then Pontypool, he earned his first international cap with Wales in 1973, against Australia, and he marked the occasion by scoring a try in a 24-0 victory. Bobby Windsor gained 28 caps for Wales between 1973 and 1979 and went on two British Isles' tours to South Africa in 1974 and New Zealand and Fiji in 1977, making a total of 26 appearances, including five tests.

This is a MUST read for any rugby player or fan of Bobby Windsor's era and, indeed, present day rugby players and fans who wonder what the game was like in its amateur days with only one referee and two "touch judges" . Mr Windsor is scathing but not personally rude about today's calibre of players especially the much disempowered scrummage. LEWIS STEELE: James McConnell enjoys a day to remember with 19-year-old Liverpool midfielder getting an. Now 67, he’s as entertaining as ever, as rugby correspondent Simon Thomas discovered when he caught up with him this week.The South Africans were big blokes and New Zealand would trample you, but the French would kill you! On the later tour of New Zealand in 1977 he played only in the first test and did not recapture his form in South Africa.

Wolves fan who brazenly chanted 'f*** off West Brom' after sneaking into the home section before FA Cup.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. However, the Test series did not end in glory this time, as New Zealand ran out 3-1 winners, but it rounded off a legendary Lions career. Aston Villa star Alisha Lehmann strikes a pose in glittery dress as she shares her 25th birthday party snaps. Robert " Bobby" Windsor (31 January 1926 – 2000) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Lincoln City.

His rugby career as the best hooker in the British Isles during the second golden era of Welsh rugby in the 1970s is a turbulent tale of blood and thunder on the pitch. His contributions extended beyond club level as he proudly represented Wales on the international stage. The old hooker, revered the rugby world over as ‘The Duke’ for his fearless ferocity on the pitch and bonhomie off it, never intended to live to tell the tale.If you had done that in my day, your head would have come out of the ruck at the same time as the ball. I think the fact so many of the players in my day worked in heavy industry had a lot to do with the hardness of the game. The New Zealanders always go on about passion and pride and the Haka, but there wasn’t anything for them to be proud of in what happened that day.

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