Steve Fenwick - Dragons and Lions

9781902719856
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‘Steve was very laid-back and pretended that he didn’t train much but he was was thoroughly trusted and always gave his all. He is great company, but more importantly, a player I would go to war with.’
JPR Williams

‘With JPR, JJ, Gareth, Gerald and myself it was a great backline, full of talent, and the confidence to play running rugby from any area of the pitch.’
Phil Bennett

‘His contribution in the 1970s should not be underestimated. He seldom made a mistake in attack or defence and enabled the faster,   perhaps more entertaining, players inside and outside, to shine. His  unconventional goal kicking was also instrumental in securing important results, and his “I’ll have a go” approach was so refreshing in the cauldron of international rugby.’
Brynmor Williams

‘Steve was an exceptionally talented centre and a tremendous goal kicker. If I had to pick a team, Steve would be an automatic choice in my rugby union and rugby league teams.’
Tom David

CONTENTS

Foreword by Brynmor Williams
Prologue
1.           Wearing the Red Rose
2.           Schoolboy
3.           Taff's Well RFC
4.           Working and Playing
5.           Beddau
6.           Bridgend 1974-77
7.           Bridgend 1978-81
8.           Start of International Career
9.           Wales 1976-77
10.         1978 Grand Slam and 'the Dive'
11.         Playing for Wales 1979-81
12.         Playing for the Lions
13.         Invitational Rugby Tours
14.         Crossing the Great Divide
15.         My return to rugby
16.        No more rugby – what now?
Epilogue

'I, Steven Paul Fenwick, have a revelation to make that may  surprise many readers. My first international representative rugby union honours were playing for England. There I was, in the line-up up for the English national anthem, in full regalia and the red rose on my chest representing England. I know this may come as a shock and it still feels as odd now as it did all those years ago, but bear with me, don’t judge me quite yet!'

An icon of Welsh rugby and one of the stars of the great Wales team of the 1970s, Steve Fenwick won three Triple Crowns, two Grand Slams and played in all four Tests of the 1977 Lions tour to New Zealand. He is also one of the very few members of that illustrious team to not have told his story, until now.

Witty and engaging with a very dry sense of humour, Steve Fenwick's autobiography tells the story of the schoolboy from Nantgarw who  became one of the most celebrated players in the rugby world, and his hilarious anecdotes and recollections of a glittering career during a golden age of Welsh rugby will delight and enthral readers in Wales and beyond.



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