Record offer for Bleddyn Williams BLEDDYN Williams, the Cardiff vice-captain and Wales and British team centre three-quarter
, has received the largest offer ever made by a rugby league club to change code.
He's a very, very, strong, dependable, centre three-quarter
And with a smile which became a laugh, O'Driscoll ran on to the field pursued by a journalist from a lads' magazine who was being photographed trying to tackle the best centre three-quarter
in world rugby.
And with one of the centre three-quarter
spots in the World Cup team still wide open, he won't be short of incentive.
A thrilling match came to a rousing climax when Newcastle took the lead through a Jim Naylor try two minutes from time, but Bedford hit back themselves when centre three-quarter
Ben Whetstone hacked on and won a 40-metre chase to the line.
He also played first-class rugby as a centre three-quarter
for Penarth and was a notable long distance runner in the Welsh Athletic Championships at the time.
As a result, at least two players who had their eyes on a move to Waterloo, including the high calibre centre three-quarter
Chris Briers from Orrell and the South African forward Du Plessis, decided to play for Sedgeley instead.
For while these are the best of times for England's rugby team they have been some of the worst for their stylish centre three-quarter
But it was a centre three-quarter
that commanded attention in this match.
Sadly, they will be without their star try-scorer Craig Aikman, who has failed a late fitness test and whose place will go to versatile all-rounder Neil Hunter, normally a fly-half or centre three-quarter
Gareth Turner, their centre three-quarter
, had a fine match as he ran in two tries.
If he does not know the best centre three-quarter
in the world in either code, he does not know his own game.