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Phil Bennet O.B.E.

Phil captained Llanelli for 6 of his 16 seasons there, and played with great distinction 29 times for Wales scoring 166 points, being captain 8 times. During this period Wales won 3 grand slams and 4 triple crowns!

Phil played a major part in creating the greatest try ever captured on film, the Gareth Edwards effort scored for the Barbarians against New Zealand at Cardiff in 1973. The huge side-steps that made that try possible were the finest examples of his trademark, the ability to beat several determined tacklers in a small space!

Phil played in all four Lions tests in 1974 and 1977 when he was also captain. No one else has played eight tests at fly-half for the Lions, and he is second highest to Gavin Hastings in points scored with forty four in his Lions career.