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Neath RFC

Neath RFC is saddened to hear of the death of former Llanelli, Wales and British lions legend Phil Bennett.

Phil never played for Neath but he was a much respected opponent and, even when plotting the downfall of the Welsh All Blacks, he was very highly thought of by Neath rugby folk.

His passing is especially poignant as it comes 50 years after Phil was in the Llanelli side which lost to Neath in the inaugural WRU Cup Final in 1972 – later that year Phil and Llanelli went on to get the better of those other All Blacks from the southern hemisphere.

Neath RFC’s thoughts are with Phil’s family and friends at Felinfoel RFC, Llanelli RFC and beyond at this sad time.