Player Archive - P. Bennett

P. Bennett player photo.
  • Country: Wales Wales
  • Points Scored: 189
Phil Bennett belongs to the select group of players who have played 20 or more games for the Barbarians. In his case his 20 appearances included ten as team captain and a grand total of 189 points. They also included matches against the national teams of Scotland and Fiji (both in 1970), New Zealand (1973 and 1978) and Canada and Australia (in 1976). Philip Bennett was born in Felinfoel on 24 October 1948 and educated at Coleshill School in Llanelli. He played all his senior rugby for the local club, captaining them for six seasons and amassing a career total of 2532 points in 412 games. His 29 caps for Wales included his debut as his country's first-ever replacement against France in 1969. A mercurial fly-half, he played a total of 26 games for the British Isles, including eight tests, and scored 226 points on the tours to South Africa in 1974 and New Zealand in 1977. He was also the Lions' captain in the latter and on his return in September 1977 led the Lions against the Barbarians in the historic Queen's Silver Jubilee Match at Twickenham.

Games Played

Date Opponent Points    
08 April 1980 Newport 9 Full Squad Match Images
04 April 1980 Penarth 2 Full Squad Match Images
16 December 1978 New Zealand XV (non-cap) 8 Full Squad Match Images
24 March 1978 Penarth 20 Full Squad Match Images
24 February 1977 East Midlands 23 Full Squad Match Images
04 October 1976 Melrose 16 Full Squad Match Images
17 June 1976 Atlantis 16 Full Squad Match Images
12 June 1976 Canada 14 Full Squad Match Images
05 June 1976 Alberta 12 Full Squad Match Images
02 June 1976 British Columbia 18 Full Squad Match Images
29 May 1976 New England 12 Full Squad Match Images
16 April 1976 Penarth 0 Full Squad Match Images
24 January 1976 Australia XV 11 Full Squad Match Images
27 December 1975 Leicester Tigers 4 Full Squad Match Images
27 January 1973 New Zealand XV (non-cap) 7 Full Squad Match Images
24 October 1970 Fiji XV 0 Full Squad Match Images
26 September 1970 Dublin Wanderers 0 Full Squad Match Images
09 May 1970 Scotland XV (non-cap) 0 Full Squad Match Images
29 March 1970 Swansea 6 Full Squad Match Images
28 March 1970 Cardiff 3 Full Squad Match Images