As a player and administrator Micky Steele-Bodger has an unparalleled record of service to the Barbarian Football Club. He played the first of his 13 games as an uncapped 20-year-old wing forward in February 1946.

A year later he played in England's first official post-war international and stayed in the side for two complete seasons and nine caps before a serious knee injury finished his playing career. Meanwhile he had captained the Club twice and scored the first try in the Barbarians' historic and inaugural match against Australia at Cardiff Arms Park on 31 January 1948.

He had also joined the committee in 1946 and went on to become honorary secretary before succeeding Herbert Waddell as Club president in 1988. He has also been an England selector (1953-68), tour manager, RFU president (1973-74) and chairman of the International Rugby Board.