Pathway of fame - Cliff Morgan

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Cliff Morgan

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(1930-2013) Fly half, Wales
The story behind the plaque

Cliff Morgan sparkled as a person in the same way he did as a marvellously gifted fly half. His impish tales, told in a lilting Rhondda Valley accent became familiar to millions on radio and television and reflected a similar style of play. He played 29 times for Wales between 1951-8, then a record for a fly half, and added to that four Lions appearances on the 1955 South African tour. His natural ball skills complemented a confident manner, superb tackling, brilliant breaks and rapid running.

1953 was a supreme year. He was in the Cardiff team that beat the All Blacks and followed it with a fabulous display when Wales did the same. He captained Wales to the Five Nations crown in 1956.

An incomparable commentator, he was at the microphone for ‘that’ try in the Barbarians’ fixture against New Zealand in 1973.

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