Kevin Morgan (rugby player)

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Kevin Morgan
Full name Kevin Andrew Morgan
Date of birth (1977-02-23) 23 February 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Pontypridd, Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 83 kg (13 st 1 lb)
School Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Full-back, Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995-1999
1999-2003
2003-2004
2004-2009
2009-2010
Pontypridd
Swansea
Celtic Warriors
Dragons
Neath
72
77
9
75
18
(200)
(100)
(5)
(125)
(10)
correct as of 2007-04-13.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1997-2007 Wales 48 (60)
correct as of 2007-04-13.

Kevin Andrew Morgan (born 23 February 1977 in Pontypridd)[1] is a Welsh rugby union player who has won 48 caps for the Wales national rugby union team, mainly at full back but also on the wing.

Education[edit]

Morgan is a fluent Welsh speaker having attended Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontsionnorton (Pontsionnorton Welsh Primary school) and later Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen Welsh comprehensive school.

Club career[edit]

Morgan (height 5 ft 10 in, weight 13 st 4 lb) initially played club rugby for his home town club, Pontypridd, then joined Swansea in 1998. He joined the Celtic Warriors when regional sides were formed in 2003. When the Celtic Warriors region was disbanded in 2004 he signed for the Newport Gwent Dragons, and went on to be the Celtic League's top try scorer in the 2004-05 season. Morgan was released at the end of the 2008-2009 season and joined Neath as player/coach in June 2009.

International career[edit]

Morgan made his debut for Wales in a match against the USA in Wilmington in 1997. His career has been affected by a series of injuries, including a broken foot and a knee ligament injury. The broken foot meant that he missed the entire 2004 Six Nations Championship. In the 2005 Six Nations he was a substitute against England and Italy, coming on as a replacement for Hal Luscombe in both matches, but then regained a starting position for the remaining matches. He scored two tries in the match against Scotland and a crucial try in the win against Ireland which clinched the Grand Slam.

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