Warren Gatland ready to ride Wales’ emotional wave for grand slam finale
In the end it was the money-men who made Richard Burton give up rugby. The film company put a clause in his contract banning him from skiing, piloting a plane and playing the game he had loved since he was kid, “The inference being,” he wrote, “that it would be all right to wrestle with a Bengal tiger 5,000 miles away, but not to play against, shall we say, Pontypool at home.” But Burton never stopped following the game.
Anthony Hopkins tells a story about the time Burton asked him whether he was going to Cardiff Arms Park that weekend. “I said: ‘Who’s playing?’” Hopkins recalled, and... read more