Charlie Faulkner

For other people named Charles Faulkner, see Charles Faulkner (disambiguation).
Charlie Faulkner
Full name Anthony George Faulkner
Date of birth (1941-02-27)27 February 1941
Place of birth Newport, Wales
School St Mary's School, Newport
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Newport Saracens RFC
Cross Keys RFC
Pontypool RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
British Lions
Coaching career
Years Club / team
1982-86 Newport RFC

Anthony George "Charlie" Faulkner (born 27 February 1941, in Newport, Wales)[1] was a rugby union player of the 1970s and later a rugby coach.

Wales caps

He played his rugby as a Prop forward for Pontypool RFC in their heyday in the 1970s and attained 19 caps for Wales, making his international debut in 1975 at the age of 34, was a 1977 British Lion and later coached Newport.

The Pontypool Front Row

With Bobby Windsor and Graham Price he became part of the Pontypool Front Row also known as the Viet Gwent (a play on Viet Cong) and immortalised in song by Max Boyce.

He was a Judo Black Belt and a steelworker by trade - both factors conjoining to make him a formidable scrummager who was mobile in the loose, able to score tries even at international level.


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