Bill Beaumont

Bill Beaumont captained both the England Grand Slam side of 1980 and the Lions in South Africa the same year. In an equally distinguished career for the Barbarians he led the Club in five of his 15 appearances between 1975 and 1981.

It might have been even more when, after being named captain for the end of tour match against Australia in January 1982, the fixture was cancelled because of a severe blizzard in Cardiff. He was no stranger to south Wales having been a key member of six consecutive Easter tours with the Barbarians. He also played against the 1978 All Blacks at Cardiff.