Phil Bennett dies: final tribute to Welsh rugby legend after death

A heartfelt tribute is paid to Welsh rugby legend Phil Bennett, who has passed away after a long illness. The Great Wales and Lions was 73 years old.

One of the most recognizable and celebrated figures in Welsh rugby history, he won 29 caps for Wales from 1969 to 1978, played 410 times for the Scarlets and played for the Lions on two tours, going to South Africa in 1974 and New Zealand three years later.

It has prompted moving tributes from the global rugby community and those who knew him best.

Final tribute below:

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