Mon 13 Jun 2022 13:40

It's a strange feeling when one of your Rugby heroes passes. I started playing rugby when at secondary school in the 70's. I would watch the internationals on our new, amazing colour TV and this man captivated me! How on earth could he do it? A shimmy, a step and defenders are left wondering where he had gone! I have spent some of this morning watching YouTube! Wow!!!

A legendary Wales and British and Irish Lions captain and fly-half Phil Bennett has died at the age of 73. Bennett was a key figure in Wales' golden era, helping them win two Five Nations Grand Slams in the 1970s.

He also starred in the Lions' historic unbeaten tour of South Africa in 1974 and produced moments of magic in his 20 appearances for the Barbarians. He is regarded as one of the greatest players to wear the fabled number 10 shirt for Wales and the Lions.

Phil Bennett speaking at the DK golf day at the Vale in May 2015

JPR Williams on the left