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Former Wales captain John Gwilliam dies, aged 93

Former Wales captain John Gwilliam has died, aged 93, his family have announced.

Gwilliam won 23 caps between 1947 and 1954, leading Wales to two Grand Slams - the only Welsh captain to do so - and played in their last victory over the New Zealand All Blacks in December 1953.

A history teacher who became headmaster of Birkenhead School, he played for Cambridge University, Newport, Edinburgh Wanderers, Gloucester, London Welsh, Llanelli and Wasps.


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