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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Marcus Rashford arrives at Man United's training ground with his agent brother to face the music with Erik. There were fellers there who had no hope and three of them died within a fortnight but they were fighting to live and I’d been ready to do away with myself. There are 100 tablets missing from these packets and unless you produce them, we’re taking you to the hospital to have your stomach pumped”. It was like the World Cup final of the day, probably the two best teams in the world up against each other.

Peter Jackson, a sports journalist since he left school in 1960, retired last summer as rugby correspondent of the Daily Mail after 35 years.It’s the pinnacle of everything, I had been chuffed to be selected for Wales and the Lions was brilliant. It wasn’t quite the end of Windsor’s international career, as the last of his 28 Wales caps came against France in the 1979 Five Nations, by which point the ‘Iron Duke’ had cemented his legacy. After Xavi dropped his Barcelona departure bombshell, PETE JENSON assesses the runners and riders in the. If a Pooler winger had worn one in my day, Pross would have told us to forget about the opposition and get him instead! NICKNAMED The Iron Duke for his uncompromising style of play, Mr Windsor was a key component in some of Wales’ greatest sides of the 1970s.

More Information Description: Lions legend Bobby Windsor has enjoyed triumphs beyond the dreams of most international players but has also suffered personal tragedy. The days when Hannibal Lechter could have been on the field murdering someone and the referee would ignore it. Robert Windsor made his debut for Wales against Australia in 1973 at Cardiff, a match Wales won by 24 points to nil with Windsor scoring a hooker's try, and took over from Jeff Young as first-choice hooker. As a hooker, I wasn’t a great striker of the ball, but I was a good scrummager and that was my advantage.

If there’s someone else out there, on their own and wants company, we may think we’re good for each other. LIVERPOOL CONFIDENTIAL: Jurgen Klopp's shock exit will spark a summer of turmoil, Ruben Amorim joins Xabi. I was trampled with my six-year-old son in violent chaos at West Brom vs Wolves and was forced to enter the.

Mr Windsor won 28 Wales caps between 1973 and 1979, claiming Grand Slams in 1976 and 1978 and toured twice with the Lions, winning five caps. LEWIS STEELE: James McConnell enjoys a day to remember with 19-year-old Liverpool midfielder getting an. He took some real stick from the opposition during games, but he was a gutsy man, a real hard player and a great player too.The Lions had notified me in writing asking if I would be available if selected and I obviously said yes. As one of Pontypool's most revered players during their golden era, he played an instrumental role in leading the team to numerous victories. You always look back as a player and that game stands out as the biggest disappointment of my career. Windsor played an integral part in the front row, as they stood up to the considerable might of the South African pack, with his work allowing the backs outside him to thrive in the loose.

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