Peter Morgan (rugby union)

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Peter Morgan
Birth namePeter John Morgan
Date of birth (1959-01-01) 1 January 1959 (age 60)
Place of birthBroad Haven, Wales
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight12 st 6 lb (174 lb; 79 kg)
SchoolSir Thomas Picton School
Occupation(s)coal merchant
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Haverfordwest RFC
Llanelli RFC
Sydney Welsh
Pembrokeshire
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1980–1981
1980
Wales
British Lions
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Peter John Morgan (born 1 January 1959) is a former Welsh international rugby union player.[1] In 1980 he toured South Africa with the British Lions and at the time played club rugby for Llanelli RFC.

Playing career[edit]

Morgan played rugby from a young age including selection for the Welsh Youth team. After a spell playing with Haverfordwest RFC he switched to first class team Llanelli. In 1979 Morgan was a member of the Llanelli sevens team which won the Snelling Sevens and he was awarded the Everson Award as the player of the tournament.[2][3] It was as a Llanelli player he was first selected for the Wales national team in the encounter with Scotland during the 1980 Five Nations Championship. In the same year he was chosen to represent the British Lions on their 1980 tour of South Africa. Although he was not selected for any of the Test matches, he played in seven regional encounters, scoring a try in a narrow win over Griqualand West.[4]

Morgan played in four matches for Wales, including the 1980 game against the All Blacks at Cardiff.

In later life[edit]

Peter Morgan later became chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council. He suffered an incapacitating stroke in August, 2012.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Morgan player profile ESPN Scrum.com
  2. ^ Jenkins, John M.; et al. (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Rugby Players. Wrexham: Bridge Books. p. 114. ISBN 1-872424-10-4.
  3. ^ The History of the Snelling Sevens (1979) snellingsevens.co.uk
  4. ^ Peter Morgan Lions profile lions.com
  5. ^ Western Telegraph, 8 August 2012