Barry John, regarded as one of the greatest fly-halves, retired from rugby after feeling overwhelmed by the attention he received from fans. His decision to leave the game at the age of 27 only added to his legendary status. Welsh rugby has a rich history and a passionate following unlike that in England. However, recent years have been tough for Welsh rugby, with issues surrounding the national federation and declining performance. Despite the challenges, rugby remains an important part of Welsh culture and efforts are being made to ensure the sport remains accessible to all.