Monday, 28 January 2013

I know, ‘cos I was there….

… to coin a phrase.

Recently it was the 40th anniversary of what is regarded as one the greatest (if not the greatest) ever try in Rugby Union history. Scored by Gareth Edwards for the Barbarians against the All Blacks at Cardiff Arms Park.

Commentary here by the late, great Cliff Morgan.

I was seventeen years old and in the old South Stand, somewhere near the half-way line. It was a truly memorable occasion, but not memorable enough for me to remember who was with me. I think it was probably David Whiting (a former boyfriend). I last saw him 34 years ago when I was interviewed for a job at the school where he taught Geography, which luckily I didn’t get! I know I went with him to Twickenham to see England beat Wales around that time.

This is really ‘bugging me’. So if you happen to be Dave and ‘googling’ your own name you come across this post, please put me out of my misery!


  1. Hello Gaynor:
    Alas, where all sport is concerned, we are entering into unchartered waters, at least where we are concerned.

    We do hope that David Whiting gets in touch!

    1. I'm not so sure but it might jog my memory!

  2. Great clip -- I can understand why it is so memorable for you. And perhaps even why your companion that day so forgettable! Good luck finding David Whiting -- question is, will he remember who he was with???;-)

  3. If it was me then I'd like to think he would.... ;o)

  4. And were you singing hymns and arias....
    That was super...took me back years! Lucky you, being there!

    1. Hi Helen,
      It took me back more years than I would normally care to remember...