Wales great Cliff Morgan dies aged 83
10:44am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
FORMER Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half Cliff Morgan has died at the age of 83.
Morgan, a classy number 10 blessed with wonderful acceleration, won 29 caps and captained the Lions before becoming a writer and BBC commentator.
He won his first cap in 1951 and was a member of the Wales side that won the Grand Slam the following year.
Morgan toured South Africa with the Lions in 1955 and captained the side in third and fourth Tests of a drawn series. His exploits led to him skippering Wales.
Morgan played his club rugby with Cardiff and after retiring in 1958 turned his hand to broadcasting.
His success wasn’t limited to sport but perhaps his most famous moment came when covering the Barbarians’ game against New Zealand in 1973 in Cardiff and commentating on Gareth Edwards’ magnificent try.
“If the greatest writer of the written word would have written that story, no one would have believed it. That really was something.”
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