FORMER Wales rugby captain Brian Price has passed away at the age of 86.
The second row, who was renowned for his skill in the line-out, led Newport to a famous victory over New Zealand in 1963.
Brian Price, right, captained Wales to huge success in the 1960s[/caption]
He then captained Wales to Triple Crown glory in 1965 and 1969.
Price was also part of the British Lions side that toured Australia and New Zealand in 1966 – with the Welshman featuring in all four matches.
He earned 32 caps for his country between 1961 and 1969.
After hanging up his boots, he ventured into the world of media.
He wrote a column for the Sunday Express and appeared as a pundit on BBC Radio Wales.
Having trained as a teacher, he became head of PE at Caldicot Comprehensive School, before he was appointed president of the former players association in 2006.
Head of BBC Radio Wales, Carolyn Hitt, paid tribute to Price by saying: “Brian was one of Radio Wales’ foremost rugby pundits for many years.
“He brought insight, wisdom and his great passion for the game to the station and was admired and respected by all who worked with him.
“He was also an absolute gentleman and our deepest condolences go to his family and friends.”
Price was the skipper of Wales’ Triple Crown-winning side in 1965, before he led them to repeat the same feat four years later.
As well as his international pedigree, Price also racked up 252 appearances for Newport.