We are extremely saddened to hear that Brian Price, one of the greatest players to have worn the Black & Amber jersey, has passed away this week.
A native of Deri near Bargoed, Brian joined Newport in 1960 and made 252 appearances in Black & Amber. His finest hour in the jersey came in 1963 when he captained Newport, on his birthday, to the famous victory against the All Blacks before a packed house at Rodney Parade. Newport won 3-0 with Brian’s cousin Dick Uzzell dropping a famous goal.
Having played 32 times for Wales and captained the national team to their Triple Crown wins in 1965 and 1969, Brian also played in all four tests for the British & Irish Lions on their 1966 tour.
During the 1960’s Newport were one of the finest teams in the world and Brian was one of the main reasons behind that. He was a true line-out expert.
A school teacher all his professional life, Brian lived in Caldicot where he coached thousands of kids through the comprehensive school and also when he coached Caldicot RFC. Brain also was a respected journalist and radio broadcaster.
In more recent years, he became one of the first inductees into the Newport RFC Hall of Fame in 2013.
We send our sincere condolences to Brian’s wife Dorothy, his family, friends and everyone privileged enough to have known him. A true Black & Amber legend.