And if Pontypool had a cathedral then this man’s funeral would be held in it. The pews would be full, the aisles would be full, the roads leading to it would be lined with mourners, and the tears shed would swell the Afon Lwyd ( the river that runs through Pontypool).
The hymns sung would not raise the rafters, they’d blow the roof right off and send it into orbit.
And I don’t exaggerate, not in the slightest.
That mass funerals aren’t currently allowed hasn’t affected anyone’s funeral in Britain as much as it will affect Pross’s.
I had the honour of playing for the team under him, and can remember his voice and his smile like it was yesterday.