Rugby Matters: Pass master John Dawes had a natural born genius

The death of John Dawes spawned any number of fine tributes to a remarkable player and coach who, almost until the end, was curiously underrated by some although always revered in other quarters, not least his beloved London Welsh.
It also turned the spotlight on the art of passing because Dawes, by common consent, was just about the best passer of a ball the British and Irish game has ever seen.
I spoke to the great man on the subject in some depth in 2013 when I was lucky enough to get an invite to a small dinner in London being held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of THAT Barbarians ...

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