I heard the sad news mid-morning on Thursday (28th of August) that Cliff Morgan had died. To my generation, he was a wonderful commentator with a beautiful turn of phrase and soft Welsh accent. But, to my father’s generation, he was the sparkling outside half (number 10) in the Welsh side or Wales’ “second golden era” of the 1950s.
Over the weekend many tributes have been paid to him, including Gareth Edwards who said that when he went on tour of South Africa with The Lions in 1968, they were still talking of Morgan’s brilliance as an outside half when he captained The Lions there in 1955. And, talking of Gareth Edwards, here is Morgan’s wonderful commentary of one of the greatest tries ever, Gareth Edwards’ try against New Zealand in the Barbarians v New Zealand match of January 1973.