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The commentator of the greatest rugby try of all time has passed away

Welsh rugby great Cliff Morgan has died at the age of 83.

WELSH RUGBY GREAT Cliff Morgan has sadly passed away after a long illness at the age of 83.

BBC Wales has reported the news this morning with Morgan having won 29 caps for Wales while he also played for the Lions team in 1955 when they toured South Africa.

After his playing career ended, Morgan entered the world of media and became a well-known commentator with the BBC.

He is best remembered for his commentary of Gareth Edwards’ famous try – widely regarded as the best of all time – for the Barbarians against New Zealand at Cardiff Arms Park in January 1973.

It’s brilliant stuff. Have a listen here.

YouTube: jsk995

Tributes have poured in this morning for Morgan:

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Here’s Morgan with Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Charlton in 2011 after the funeral of boxer Sir Henry Cooper.

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Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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