Full name Clifford Isaac Morgan
Born April 7, 1930, Trebanog
Current age 83 years 45 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales
|British and Irish Lions||1955-1955||4||4||0||3||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||0||50.00|
|Test debut||Wales v Ireland at Cardiff, Mar 10, 1951 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v France at Cardiff, Mar 29, 1958 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
Legendary Wales fly-half Cliff Morgan won 29 caps for Wales during a career that spanned seven years during the 1950s and is often mention in the same breath as Barry John and Phil Bennett in terms of influence in the Welsh game.
He won a Grand Slam with Wales in 1952 and served Cardiff RFC as a player from 1948. He began his international career in 1951 against Ireland, playing opposite the great Jackie Kyle, and his instincts as a game manager and attacking weapon made him an indispensable part of the Welsh setup.
He won four caps for the British and Irish Lions on their drawn 1955 tour of South Africa, scoring a try in their first Test victory at Ellis Park. Morgan was named player of the tour and made Wales captain due to his exploits before he retired from the game three years later.
Following his retirement from playing Morgan became a television commentator with the BBC, being most fondly remembered for his excitable commentary over the images of Gareth Edwards' famous try for the Barbarians against New Zealand at Cardiff Arms Park in 1973.