Francis Edwards takes a look at another fascinating episode in Cornish rugby history.
Reading time: 40 minutes
…I have sat in my living-room with my mother and father at home and seen a rugby league representative take sheafs of pound notes out of his pocket…but…I have never wanted to be paid for playing rugby…
~ Gareth Edwards, Gareth: An Autobiography, Stanley Paul & Co., 1978, p91. As Edwards makes clear in The Autobiography (Headline, 1999), his 1978 book professionalised him in the eyes of the WRU and he was barred from coaching.
…when I went, I said the right things in the Press…I ‘needed a new challenge’…that was bullshit…I needed security for my family…
~ Jonathan Davies, The Rugby Codebreakers, BBC documentary, 2018
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