Phil Bennett OBE

Phil Bennett was a rugby player whose talents defied definition – a mercurial mix of the impressive, the unexpected and the superhuman!

He made his international debut in March 1969 against France in Paris at the age of just 20. Phil played in the centre, on the wing and at full back for Wales before settling into the famous Welsh number 10 jersey in 1972 to become a true world-class fly-half.

Phil was awarded the OBE in 1979 for his services to sport and is a member of the World Rugby Hall of Fame and the Welsh Sporting Hall of Fame. Phil’s incredible exploits and achievements has cemented his character as a great sporting icon.