Carwyn James treated rugby football as if it was an art form and aesthetics part of the coaching manual. He was the first man to coach any British Lions side to overseas victory, and still the only one to beat the All Blacks in a series in New Zealand. That was in 1971, and it was followed in 1972 by the triumph of his beloved Llanelli against the touring All Blacks at Stradey Park. His subsequent and successful career as broadcaster and journalist and then a return to the game as a coach in Italy never quite settled his restless nature. After his sudden death, his close friend Alun Richards set out to write what he called "A Personal Memoir" to reflect on the enigma that had been Carwyn.