38
Matches
223
Points Scored
6
Tries Scored
47
Penalties Scored
23
Conversions
4
Drop Goals Scored

From his ability to beat an opponent with a swerve of the hips and a mesmerising side-step to his tactical acumen and match-winning exploits in front of goal, as a fly-half Phil Bennett had the lot.

His wizardry and willingness to play what was in front of him instigated the move that led to arguably the most famous international try of all-time, scored by his long-time half-back partner Gareth Edwards for the Barbarians against New Zealand in 1973.

As the heir to Barry John’s throne, Bennett went on to score 166 points in 29 caps for Wales and was a member of the Grand Slam-winning team of 1976 and 1978 as well as the Five Nations Championship in 1975.

Twice a Lions tourist, Bennett played in a total of eight tests and captained the side on tour to New Zealand in 1977.

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