Forced to stop playing by an industrial accident - he'd been sent off three times as "an aggressive flanker" - his love for rugby turned Bevan to refereeing and a prominence he would never have achieved as a player. He saw huge changes in the game: world cups; player professionalism; the growing importance of the smaller nations; television money; the development of the IRB and national Unions; rule changes; a new rugby culture.
In his autobiography Bevan explores the great matches, the great players, modern refereeing and the future for referees. He also owns up to a few mistakes and deals honestly with the Louis Luyt affair in an engaging book which charts rugby at club and international level over the last thirty years.
Written with Owen Jenkins.