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Encyclopedia > Phil Bennett

Phil Bennett (born October 24, 1948) was a Welsh Rugby Union fly half from 1969 to 1978. His flair and range of tricks, including his famous sidestep and swerve, meant he was a firm favourite with crowds. October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² NUTS 1... Rugby union is a team sport that was developed from the rules used to play football at Rugby School in England. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


Born in Felinfoel, Wales, Bennett made his debut on the 22nd March 1969 against France in Paris at the age of 20 when he became the 1st ever substitute in International Rugby. Initially, Phil played in a number of positions including fullback and centre, but settled in the fly-half position in 1972. He succeeded the legendary Barry John in that position. National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² NUTS 1... (Redirected from 22nd March) March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15. ... A rugby union team is made up of 15 players: eight forwards, numbered from 1 to 8; and seven backs, numbered from 9 to 15. ... Barry John (born 6 January 1945 in Cefneithin, Wales) is a Welsh rugby union footballer, considered by many to be the greatest fly-half in the sports history. ...


His form meant that he joined the British Lions on their famous tour to South Africa in 1974, scoring 103 points. His 50-yard try against Pretoria on that tour was a career highlight. Even so, a place in the Wales side was not guaranteed, and he found himself a tightly marked man for the rest of his career. This meant he never reached the heights of 1974, although he did captain the British Lions on the 1977 Tour. The official 2005 Lions logo The British and Irish Lions (formerly British Isles and then the British Lions; commonly the Lions) is a Rugby Union side comprising a pick of the best players from the Home nation unions of England, Scotland and Wales and also from Ireland. ... In 1974 the British Lions toured South Africa. ... City motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Province Gauteng Mayor Smangaliso Mkhatshwa Area  - % water 1,644 km² 0. ... The Welsh rugby union team, as the highest level of Welsh rugby union, represent Wales at the national sport of rugby union. ...


Bennett retired from Rugby Union in 1978, having won a total of 29 caps. He played his club rugby at Llanelli RFC, where he played 16 seasons. He also played 20 times for the Barbarians, including the famous game against the All Blacks in 1973. Llanelli Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team founded in 1872. ... The original Barbarians Barbarian Football Club, typically referred to as Barbarians and nicknamed the Baa-Baas, are an invitational rugby union team. ... A Silver fern emblem was first used by the 1893 side that toured Australia. ...


His autobiography is entitled Everywhere for Wales, and he now commentates on the game for television. An autobiography (from the Greek auton, self, bios, life and graphein, write) is a biography written by the subject or composed conjointly with a collaborative writer (styled as told to or with). The term dates from the late eighteenth century, but the form is much older. ...


In November 2005 Phil Bennett was finally admitted into the Welsh rugby hall of fame.


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Bennett's gained his coaching reputation as one of the premier defensive coordinators in the nation during the 10 years prior to his arrival at SMU.
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