Silky, sublime skills. Truly, Y Brenin, King John …

26 APRIL 1972

Explaining his decision many years later, he said: “I had become far too detached from ordinary people and I did not like it. Retiring was my only escape.”

Barry John

Bringing back The King, a Wales rugby icon who left the sporting stage too soon

Barry John via @YouTube

BBC2W – Me & My … Teacher (2001) 7-min version via @YouTube