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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It covers his career from the very beginning, through playing for Pontypool and Wales before becoming a legend for the Lions in South Africa in 1974.

The one thing I don’t understand about Wales is the World Cup is in this country and yet they are taking 60 people to Switzerland, Qatar and Poland.The book covers a lot of his personal life which adds to the book greatly and shows what a fascinating life he has had. Bobby Windsor was the hooker of the triumphant Wales team of the mid ‘70s and a key figure for the invincible Lions on the tour of South Africa in 1974. At 16st-plus, he was built like a prop at a time of light hookers, and on the 1974 Lions tour of South Africa he proved he was one of the great scrummaging front-rowers.

As a hooker, I wasn’t a great striker of the ball, but I was a good scrummager and that was my advantage. I will never forget that pack of theirs - Esteve, Bastiat, Cholley, Paco, Paparemborde, Palmie, Rives, Skrela. Legendary coach Ray Prosser hailed him as the only tight forward he’s seen who could change the course of a game. You always look back as a player and that game stands out as the biggest disappointment of my career. Luckily, they phoned the caravan site in Tenby and spoke to the woman who owned the caravan next to ours.Peter Jackson, a sports journalist since he left school in 1960, retired last summer as rugby correspondent of the Daily Mail after 35 years. 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. As soon as Gareth Edwards passed the ball out from the scrum, they would just stand up and boot you in the clock! Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce passionately kiss on the field after the Chiefs star leads his team to the Super Bowl with the couple taking center stage for the celebrations - after she told cameras to 'go away' in the game! Not many like him around these days I Could not quite see him on I'm a celebrity get me out of here like some of today's players.

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