Welsh rugby legend Cliff Morgan dies at age of 83

Cliff Morgan earned 29 caps for Wales between 1951 and 1958. Credit: S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

The former Welsh international fly-half and esteemed rugby commentator Cliff Morgan has passed away at the age of 83, the BBC has announced.

Morgan represented his country 29 times, while playing his club rugby for Cardiff, and captained the British Lions during the 1955 tour of South Africa.

Upon retirement, he wrote and commentated on the sport, most memorably in describing Gareth Edwards score what is often cited as the "greatest try of all time" against the All Blacks for the Barbarians in 1973.

Morgan later also served as the head of BBC outside broadcasts.

The rugby legend was warmly embraced by Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Charlton at Henry Cooper's funeral in Tonbridge, Kent, in 2011. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive

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Rugby legend Cliff Morgan dies

Tributes have been paid to the former Welsh international fly-half and esteemed rugby commentator Cliff Morgan, who has passed away at the age of 83.