Rugby legends honoured

Not one, not two, but three Welsh rugby legends now have letters after their names, thanks to the Queen’s Birthday Honours, pushed back from June to recognise people playing crucial roles in the pandemic.

Alun Wyn Jones looks set to claim the world record for all-time most Test appearances when rugby resumes (he’s currently one behind former All-Black captain Riche McCaw), and can now add an OBE to his expanding collection of accolades.

Former Wales coach Warren Gatland picked up a CBE for services Welsh rugby, after leading the national team to number one in the world during his 12 years at the helm, while former Dragons legend Gareth Thomas received the same honour for services to sport and health. Thomas came out as gay in 2009 and revealed he was HIV positive in 2019, and has since campaigned tirelessly to improve public understanding of the disease.