Legend does it by the book

10:40am Wednesday 18th December 2013

GERALD Davies will be signing copies of his book at Victoria Bookshop, Haverfordwest from 1 – 2.30pm and at St David’s Bookshop, St David’s from 3.30pm on Friday, December 20.

"For all the drama of the last-minute kick at goal, there is no sporting theatre as epic as the try in rugby football," said Gerald.

Following on from the huge success of The Greatest Welsh XV Ever by Eddie Butler, Gomer have invited another high-profile rugby author to tackle yet another contentious and entertaining question: which are the fifteen best tries scored by Wales in international rugby history?

The Greatest Welsh Tries Ever by Gerald Davies is the rugby legend’s first solo book to be published since his autobiography in 1979.

The book also includes high quality colour photographs along with black and white photos from the archives, inviting us to revisit some of the most memorable moments in all sporting history.

In his introduction, Gerald says: “Such a selection is, of course, invidious, subjective, as such choices must be, they are sure to prompt disagreement and debate, in the best traditions of those rugby discussions which were part and parcel of Sundays in Llansaint, the village in Carmarthenshire where I was brought up.”

Gerald Davies CBE is one of the greatest international rugby players ever. For Wales and the British Lions, he was both dazzling and deadly, a sidestepping right winger who did things with panache. And he has exhibited similar style and substance in all he has turned his hand to since retiring from rugby. He has been a distinguished columnist with The Times, putting to good use the degree in English Literature he obtained from Cambridge University. He is also respected as a rugby administrator the world over, whether it be as a member of the WRU’s board of directors or as one of Wales’s representatives on the IRB. He was manager of the British and Irish Lions in South Africa 2009 and Chairman of the Lions Committee which oversaw the successful tour of Australia in 2013.

And, with typical modesty, he has refused to include any of his own tries in his short list of the greatest Welsh tries ever.

The Greatest Welsh Tries Ever is available from all good bookshops and online retailers.

For more information, please visit www.gomer.co.uk

Two signed copies of the book are available to win. To have a chance, just answer the following question.

At which position did Gerald Davies play for most of his international career?

Send all answers, by December 27, to fraser.watson@westerntelegraph.co.uk.

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