Graham Price

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& Irish Lions

Tour to New Zealand 2017

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Graham Price

DOB24th Nov 1951
BirthplaceMoascar, Egypt
Height1.83 m
Weight97 kg
PositionProp
HonoursWales / Lions

Three tours, 12 Tests (1977-83)

(1977: 4 Tests; 1980: 4 Tests; 1983: 4 Tests)

The 12 successive Test matches Graham Price played for the Lions make him the tourists' most-capped front row forward. His power and technique as a tighthead prop also made him the game's most respected player in his position.

Price made his Wales debut in 1975 as part of an all-Pontypool front row alongside Bobby Windsor and Charlie Faulkner. Two years later, the "Viet Gwent" would also monopolise the Lions front row positions in three tour matches, against Counties, Bay of Plenty and Fiji.

On that 1977 tour to New Zealand and Fiji, Price confirmed his status as a world-class performer in a Test pack that was arguably the strongest the game had seen.

Strong, skilled and fearless in the scrum, the civil engineer ground down opponent after opponent and withstood everything New Zealand could throw at him.

Three years later he was a Lion again, this time testing himself against the best South African forward play could offer. Once again, over another four Tests, he proved himself a master of the tighthead's art.

On that 1980 tour , Price also proved he had expanded his range of skills to become a useful performer with the ball in hand, although the try he scored in the first Test was a more traditional forward effort as his pack drove him over after a turnover of possession in the lineout.

In 1983 , the 15-stone Welshman was still going strong at 31, and although the Lions suffered a 4-0 Test series defeat on his return to New Zealand, he again earned the respect of his opponents and the country's rugby public.

When he retired from international rugby after that series, his appearance totals emphasised the impact he had made on the game: 41 caps for Wales and 12 Tests for the Lions were both records for a prop. The latter is unlikely to be broken.

Current Season Stats

Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
18/05/1983
Auckland








25/05/1983
Wellington








28/05/1983
Manawatu








04/06/1983
New Zealand








11/06/1983
Southland








18/06/1983
New Zealand








25/06/1983
North Auckland








02/07/1983
New Zealand








09/07/1983
Counties Manukau








16/07/1983
New Zealand








Total Played 10 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Previous Season Stats

CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
1982-1983 - British & Irish Lions Tour
British & Irish Lions
10







1982-1983 Total

10







1979-1980 - British & Irish Lions Tour
British & Irish Lions
12
2





8
1979-1980 Total

12
2





8
1976-1977 - British & Irish Lions Tour
British & Irish Lions
15







1976-1977 Total

15







Total - British & Irish Lions Tour

37
2





8
Total

37
2
0
0
0
0
0
8