BBC Sport - Harry Walker: Former England prop recalls a century of rugby service
Former prop reflects on his 100th birthday
- From the section Rugby Union
Former Coventry and England prop forward Harry Walker shares some of his rugby memories with BBC Coventry & Warwickshire on his 100th birthday.
King George VI was on the throne when, following the end of the Second World War, Harry made his England debut in 1947, at the age of 32.
"When we started singing 'God Save The King', it got to me a bit," England's oldest living international admits. "It was fantastic to get great support like that."
He went on to win nine England caps, as well as giving many years of service to his club side Coventry as player and club official, in the days when they were one of the top sides in the country.
His most treasured memory of individual glory came when he scored two tries in a 11-3 win at Rugby, only to get a painful lesson in the changing room afterwards when he was told by his second row: "Your job's not to score tries. It's to get your head down and get that ball back for far better players than you to score tries."