Geoffrey Thomas Beckingham hooked for Cardiff and made appearances for Wales against England and Scotland in 1953 and France in 1958. He was a quiet, unobtrusive player, he starred in Cardiff's 8-3 victory over the 1953 All Blacks, helping save the game in the final moments as he stole the heel against the head on three occasions for fly half Cliff Morgan to kick to safety.
'Becky' was born in Barry on July 29, 1924, where he worked as a gardener for the local council, before becoming a playing fields supervisor for the Ogwr Borough Council. He had attended Romilly School in Barry and played a few games for Dinas Powys, before playing over 300 times for Cardiff.
He hardly ever wore a tie and at a function after Cardiff had defeated the Romanian national side, he slipped outside to give his opposite number advice on how to hook. After retiring from the top-class scene, he coached for a short while at Penarth and then with Barry Plastics RFC.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton say their first prioirty on Sunday in the opening game of the World Cup is to win against Uruguay and not get overly concerned with points difference.
With only days to go until the biggest rugby competition in the world begins, rugby fans visiting Cardiff this autumn will be able to enjoy a special display at National Museum Cardiff as part of the celebrations surrounding the Rugby World Cup.
Geraint John has taken up the new role of WRU elite coach development manager having arrived in Wales last week. WRU TV caught up with him at the WRU rugby department's strategy day at the Millennium Stadium.
The entire Welsh Rugby Union Rugby Department gathered at the Millennium Stadium earlier this week where WRU Head of Rugby Josh Lewsey looked back on a year where structural and strategic changes have seen significant progress made
The Welsh Rugby Union has released a specially produced video to spearhead a new campaign to help promote the values of rugby union. The video, entitled Let us Play underpins the WRU rugby department's philosophy - to engage, transfer and retain players, coaches and referees.