In the end it was the money-men who made Richard Burton give up rugby. The film company put a clause in his contract banning him from skiing, piloting a plane and playing the game he had loved since he was kid, “The inference being,” he wrote, “that it would be all right to wrestle with a Bengal tiger 5,000 miles away, but not to play against, shall we say, Pontypool at home.” But Burton never stopped following the game.
Anthony Hopkins tells a story about the time Burton asked him whether he was going to Cardiff Arms Park that weekend. “I said: ‘Who’s playing?’” Hopkins recalled, and Burton replied: “What do you mean who’s playing? You’re not a true Welshman if you don’t know who’s playing.’”
Written by Andy Bull
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/15/wales-whole-country-warren-gatland-grand-slam-shot-ireland-six-nations under the title “Warren Gatland ready to ride Wales’ emotional wave for grand slam finale | Andy Bull”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.