Not only is Martyn Williams a great flanker, possibly the best No 7 in the world at the moment, but he is also a really nice guy. I had the pleasure to meet him recently at a small reception in Cardiff and was really impressed with his sense of fun as much as his brilliant rugby which I had seen over the years.
It’s therefore marvellous to see that he’ll become the most capped Welsh rugby player on Friday when he steps out against France in Paris. We are slowly getting rid of the memories of the golden 70’s and this significant record will push those sweet, but truly irrelevant records to one side.
Martyn is also one of the few players to be certain of a starting position for the Lions this year, and I wouldn’t be too surprised if he was also a candidate for Captain. A true rugby giant, with a great sense of fun.