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Barbarian Men

Clifford Isaac Morgan

Fly-half

17

Matches

12

Points

Country

Wales

Playing Record

Games
22 Feb 1958
National Stadium
Barbarians
11
6
Australia XV
20 Feb 1954
National Stadium
Barbarians
5
19
New Zealand XV (non-cap)
26 Jan 1952
National Stadium
Barbarians
3
17
South Africa XV (non-cap)
04 May 1957
Thunderbird Stadium
British Columbia
6
19
Barbarians
11 May 1957
Thunderbird Stadium
British Columbia
3
17
British Isles XV(non-cap)
08 May 1957
Royal Athletic Park
British Columbia
8
51
British Isles XV(non-cap)
24 May 1958
Old Wanderers Ground
Combined Transvaal
16
18
Barbarians
28 May 1958
E.A.Union Ground
East African XV
52
12
Barbarians
01 Mar 1951
Goldington Road
East Midlands
5
9
Barbarians
27 Dec 1951
Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
13
8
Barbarians
27 Dec 1956
Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
6
23
Barbarians
21 May 1958
Loftus Versfeld
Northern Transvaal
9
13
Barbarians
27 Apr 1957
York Stadium
Ontario
3
47
Barbarians
30 Apr 1957
Stanley Park
Ontario
0
52
Barbarians
14 May 1957
Montreal
Quebec
3
41
Barbarians
10 May 1958
Old Wanderers Ground
Transvaal
17
17
Barbarians
18 May 1958
Newlands
Western Province
9
8
Barbarians
Statistics
17 Games Played
11 Wins
5 Losses
1 Draws
12 Points

Clifford Isaac Morgan

Clifford Isaac Morgan was born in Trebanog on 7 April 1930 and played his club rugby for Cardiff and, briefly, Bective Rangers. A great favourite with the Barbarians, he starred in 17 games between 1951 and 1958 and captained the side on six occasions. An automatic choice for the big matches, he achieved the unique record of playing at fly-half against South Africa in 1952 and New Zealand in 1954 (both with his Cardiff half-back partner, Rex Willis [q.v.]), and then as captain in the victory against Australia in 1958. He also went on the Baa-Baas' first two overseas tours to Canada in 1957 and South Africa the following year. It was on the latter trip that he played his last first-class match, appropriately for the Barbarians against East Africa in Nairobi on 28 May 1958. He then retired at the age of 28, already a legend in the game as a member of the Cardiff team that beat the All Blacks in 1953, a British Lion in 14 matches, including four tests, leading them to triumph in the third test in Pretoria, in South Africa in 1955, and 29 caps for Wales. Cliff Morgan died on 28 August 2013, aged 83.

Player Records, Fixtures & Results

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