We are extremely saddened to hear that Brian Price, one of the greatest players to have worn the Black & Amber jersey, has passed away.

A native of Deri, near Bargoed, Brian joined Newport in 1962 and made 252 appearances in black & Amber. His finest hour in the jersey came in 1963 when he captained Newport to the famous victory against the All Blacks before a packed house at Rodney Parade.

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.  He later became one of the first inductees into our hall of Fame in 2013.

We send our sincere condolences to Brian’s family, friends and everyone privileged enough to have known him.