Graham Price

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Graham Price
Full name Graham Price
Date of birth (1951-11-24)24 November 1951
Place of birth Moascar, Egypt
School West Monmouth Grammar School
Crew and Alsager College
Nash College, Newport
University University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Pontypool RFC
Barbarian F.C.
Monmouthshire County RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1975–1983
1977–1983
Wales
British Lions
41
12
(8)
(4)

Graham Price MBE (born 24 November 1951 in Moascar, Egypt)[1] is a former Welsh rugby union player who won 41 caps for Wales as a prop forward.

Education[edit]

Price was educated at West Monmouth School in Pontypool and studied civil engineering at UWIST, part of the University of Wales in Cardiff.

Pontypool rugby[edit]

He joined Pontypool after leaving school, and played at tight-head prop. With Bobby Windsor and Charlie Faulkner he became part of the legendary Pontypool Front Row, also known as the Viet Gwent (a play on Viet Cong) and immortalised in song by Max Boyce.

Wales caps[edit]

He made his debut for Wales in 1975 in a game against France in Paris which Wales won by 25 points to 10 with Price scoring a 70 yard try. Grand Slams followed for the Wales team in 1976 and 1978. He retired from international rugby in 1983, his last game for Wales also a match against France in Paris.

British Lion[edit]

Price played in 12 successive tests for the British and Irish Lions, touring New Zealand in 1977, South Africa in 1980 and New Zealand in 1983.

Outside rugby[edit]

In 2012 Price made a cameo appearance as himself in an episode of the UK comedy drama Stella.

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