CHILL-OUT SUNDAY THE ELLIS RUGBY – PHIL BENNETT WALES RUGBY BOOK PREVIEW
Phil Bennett Wales Rugby & British & Irish Legend. Autobiography Book Preview.
Tribute to a great player and a great man
The world of rugby has united in tribute to Phil Bennett. One of the greatest fly-halves to play for Wales and the British and Irish Lions. The 73-year-old, famed for his thrilling attacking play, has died recently after a long illness. We preview the great man’s autobiography.
Phil Bennett Wales Rugby Book Author – Graham Thomas
Graham Thomas is a Director, Dai Sport website. A freelance sports reporter. Producer, and commentator for television, radio and print working in sports news. Also, match coverage, features and documentaries. As well as Phil Bennett is is the Author of books on Gavin Henson and Richard Hibbard. In addition, a reporter and scriptwriter on various sports documentaries. And touchline TV reporter, Welsh BAFTA award-winning documentary reporter. A former Welsh Sports Hall of Fame Journalist of the Year, ex-BBC. Also, he’s covered international and club football and rugby. These include European Championships. Six Nations tournaments. Three Lions tours and four Rugby World Cups.
Phil Bennett an authority in Rugby Union
The former Wales and Lions rugby captain. Has travelled the world watching rugby and talking about the game. Since his retirement in 1978. There is no more authoritative voice in rugby union today. And Bennett’s book tackles a host of issues dominating the sport in the modern era.
When Prince Charles watched Llanelli play the All Blacks on their last meeting in 1997. He claimed he had the best seat in the house – the one next to Phil Bennett.
The World’s Premier Fly-Half in the 1970s
Such is the esteem in which the ex-Wales and Lions captain is held. It’s no wonder his frank opinions and hard-hitting appraisal of the sport. He lived and breathed the game. And his views made an impact during his life when he was the world’s premier fly-half in his seventies heyday.
In his book, Bennett is scathing of the Welsh rugby administrators. Poor standards of coaching and the failure to embrace new ideas. On a global level, he has strong views on professional rugby. And the rise of the European game.
Wales Rugby – The Glory Years of the 70s
This makes a fascinating contrast with Bennett’s career as a player in the Seventies. The glory years of Welsh rugby. When the likes of Gareth Edwards, Gerald Davies, and JPR Williams would dazzle the public. With their breathtaking skills and scintillating tries. Bennett recalls how opportunism on the field. Was matched by bonhomie and revelry off it in the amateur days when pints took preference over practice.
Where to Buy Phil Bennett Wales Rugby Autobiography Book?
The excellent Phil Bennett Wales Rugby book. Is available from, Amazon. We also celebrate the many great teams Phil played for. We offer a Wales Rugby Shirt 1976 Grand Slam. In addition, the 1971 British Isles Lions Shirt.