Glynshaw: Former Wales and Neath prop forward, dies at 71

Graham Price, Bobby Windsor & Glyn Shaw
Glyn Shaw (R), played in the front row alongside Bobby Windsor and Graham Price, two Welsh legends.

Glyn Shaw (former Neath prop) has passed away after a long struggle. He won 12 caps for Wales during the 1970s.

Shaw, Rhigos-born, was a dual code international who also played for Great Britain and Wales after converting from rugby league.

After having won a Wales ‘B” cap in 1971, he made his Wales rugby union debut in 1972 against New Zealand.

Shaw joined Neath in 1970 and was elected club captain in 1978. He then moved to Widnes in the following year.

He is also a Wigan Warrington and Rochdale Rugby League player. He has won twice the Challenge Cup with Widnes.

Shaw, who was a senior union member with Neath for his entire career, was part the team that beat Llanelli 9 to 1 to win 1972's inaugural WRU Cup.

He is a member the Neath Rugby Supporters Club Hall of Fame.

“Glyn was without a doubt one of Neath RFC's most formidable forwards – which is quite an achievement considering that the club has had so many over its 150-year-old history.

“Neath RFC's thoughts, sympathy and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”

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