John Dawes was last night recognised with the Welsh Rugby Writers Lifetime Achievement award.
The 76-year-old played and coached The British & Irish Lions during his illustrious career and is perhaps most famous for captaining the team for the historic series victory over New Zealand in 1971.
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The former centre was also the captain of the Barbarians side that beat the All Blacks in 1973. After hanging up his boots he was a hugely successful rugby coach.
Dawes also led Wales to two Grand Slams during the Five Nations era before and also coached the 1977 Lions Tour of New Zealand and Fiji.