Anthony George Faulkner
Date of birth
27 February 1941
Place of birth
St Mary's School, Newport
Rugby union career
British Lions 19
Anthony George "Charlie" Faulkner (born 27 February 1941, in Newport, Wales) was a  rugby union player of the 1970s and later a rugby coach.
Wales caps [ edit ]
He played his rugby as a Prop forward for
Pontypool RFC in their heyday in the 1970s and attained 19 caps for Wales, making his international debut in 1975 at the age of 34, was a 1977 British Lion and later coached Newport.
The Pontypool Front Row [ edit ]
Bobby Windsor and Graham Price he became part of the also known as the Pontypool Front Row Viet Gwent (a play on Viet Cong) and immortalised in song by Max Boyce.
He was a Judo Black Belt and a steelworker by trade - both factors conjoining to make him a formidable scrummager who was mobile in the loose, able to score tries even at international level.