Brian Price, a former rugby union player for Wales and the Lions, has passed away at the age of 86.
Brian Price, a former captain of Wales and a member of the British and Irish Lions, passed away at 86 years old. In 1969, he led the Wales team to a Triple Crown in the Five Nations tournament, and six years earlier, he had led his club, Newport, to victory against New Zealand. He was also a part of the 1966 British and Irish Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, playing in all four tests during the trip.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Brian Price’s passing. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest players to don the Black & Amber jersey,” Newport RFC announced on X.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and all those fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to know Brian.
Price played 32 times for Wales, making his debut in 1961. He became a PE teacher after retiring in 1969 as well as taking up punditry and working as a newspaper columnist.