Haydn Morgan

For English cricket player, see Haydn Morgan (cricketer).
Haydn Morgan
Full name Haydn Joseph Morgan[1]
Date of birth (1936-07-30)30 July 1936
Place of birth Oakdale, Caerphilly, Wales
Height 5 ft 10 in[2]
Weight 13 st 7 lb
School Newbridge Grammar School
Occupation(s) paratrooper[3]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Oakdale RFC
Trinant RFC
Abertillery RFC
Army XV
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
British Lions[5]

Haydn Morgan (born 30 July 1936) was a Welsh international flanker who played club rugby for Abertillery. He was awarded twenty-seven caps for Wales and toured with Ronnie Dawson's 1959 and Arthur Smith's 1962 British Lions squads. Although a reliable and dynamic player with a heavy, but clean tackle, Morgan suffered at the hands of the selectors often dropped for players who never showed any international longevity.[2]

Morgan first played with Abertillery at the age of 18 at centre, but when called up for National Service he switched to wing-forward while playing for the army. On his return from the army he once again joined the ranks of Abertillery and came to prominence during the joint Abertillery/Ebbw Vale team that faced the touring Australians.

International matches played




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