Rugby union pays tribute to Phil Bennett, who has died aged 73

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  • Wales fly-half won Five Nations twice in 70s golden era
  • Part of famed British Lions tour victory in 1974

The world of rugby has united in tribute to Phil Bennett, one of the greatest fly-halves to play for Wales and the British and Irish Lions. The 73-year-old, famed for his thrilling attacking play, has died after a long illness.

An integral member of a golden Welsh generation, he represented his country in 29 Tests, scored 166 points and helped secure two Five Nations grand slams, including the 1978 crown when he scored two tries in a 16-7 win over France in Cardiff.

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Written by Daniel Gallan
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