Sir Gareth Owen Edwards CBE, a distinguished former rugby union player from Wales known for his exceptional skills as a scrum-half, has been celebrated by the BBC as potentially the greatest player to have ever represented Wales.
Discover further insights into the life of Gareth Edwards’ wife as we delve into his personal life.
Who Is Gareth Edwards’ Wife Maureen Edwards?
Maureen Edwards is the wife of former rugby union player Gareth Edwards. The couple got married on his wedding day in 1972.
Little information is available about Edwards’ wife, as the former rugby union player has opted to keep his personal life private and away from the public eye.
Does Gareth Edwards Have Kids?
Gareth Edwards together with his wife Maureen Edwards have two sons, Owen and Rhys, and four grandchildren.
Gareth Edwards Biography
In a 2003 survey conducted by Rugby World magazine, international rugby players voted him as the greatest player of all time. Similarly, in 2007, former England captain Will Carling ranked him as the top player in his compilation of the ’50 Greatest Rugby Players’ published in The Daily Telegraph.
Carling praised Edwards as an extraordinary athlete with unmatched abilities, excelling in various aspects of the game including running, passing, kicking, and tactical acumen. Despite his era being the 1970s, Carling believed Edwards would still dominate if he were to play in the modern era.
Edwards played a pivotal role in the success of the Wales national team during the ’60s and ’70s, significantly contributing to their prominence in European rugby. He is part of an esteemed cohort of Welsh players, including Gerald Davies, JPR Williams, Ryan Jones, Adam Jones, Gethin Jenkins, and Alun Wyn Jones, who have all achieved three Grand Slams.
In recognition of his significant contribution to Welsh rugby, Edwards was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 1975 Birthday Honours and was later promoted to Commander (CBE) in the 2007 New Year Honours for his services to sport, particularly rugby.
Further acknowledging his ongoing dedication, he was knighted in the 2015 Birthday Honours for his outstanding contributions to sport and charitable activities.