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Gareth Edwards, Gary Verity knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours

Gareth Edwards, Gary Verity, Patrick Head are awarded knighthoods, Frank Lampard, Jimmy Anderson are given OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

The Queen has released her Birthday Honours list, with Gareth Edwards and Gary Verity two names in sport that are set to be knighted.

Ex-Williams director Patrick Head also receives a knighthood, while England cricketer Jimmy Anderson and footballer Frank Lampard become OBEs.

Edwards, a former British and Irish Lions and Wales scrum-half, is considered a legend within rugby union and scored what is regarded as the greatest try of all time for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1973.

Verity is honoured after his work bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014, while Head co-founded Williams and helped oversee nine constructor championships.

Boxer Carl Froch, long-distance runner Jo Pavey, and England defender Casey Stoney are honoured with MBEs. England squash world champion Nick Matthew is also awarded an OBE.

Full Birthday Honour's list:

Knight:
Gareth Edwards, former British and Irish Lions and Wales scrum-half
Patrick Head, former director and co-founder of Williams F1 team
Gary Verity, for services to tourism and the Tour de France Grand Depart 2014

CBE:
Liz Nicholl, UK Sport chief executive
Jonny Wilkinson, former England fly-half

OBE:
James Anderson, England fast bowler
Brian Davies, chef de mission Team Wales at 2014 Commonwealth Games
Jonathan Davies, former Wales fly-half and president of Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff
Peter Dawson, R&A chief executive and secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews
Huw Jenkins, Swansea City chairman
Anthony Kendall, London Youth Games chair
Frank Lampard, former England footballer
Jonathan Lane, Tennis Foundation chair
Nick Matthew, English squash player

MBE:
James Chalmers, Football Safety Officers Association president
Lloyd Cowan, UK Athletics lead sprint coach
Carl Froch, boxing world champion
Alison Harris, for services to the British Horse Society and to equestrian sport in Yorkshire
Richard Knight, for services to rowing
John Monaghan, for services to sport administration in Northern Ireland
Jo Pavey, long distance runner
Casey Stoney, Arsenal Ladies and former England captain
Jordanne Whiley, wheelchair tennis player

BEM:
Jim Montgomery, former Sunderland goalkeeper and club ambassador

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