Phil Bennett was a welsh international rugby union player. He played the position of fly-half from 1960 to 1978.
Phil was born in Felinfoel, Carmarthenshire on 24 October 1948. There is no information on his early childhood and educational background.
Making his debut in March 1969, Phil started his rugby career in an international match against France. He was substituted in place of Barry John. He joined the British and Irish Lions in their 1974 tour o South Africa where he rose to further prominence with his 50-yard try. He played his club rugby for Llanelli RFC and Barbarians. He spent 16 seasons of his career in Llanelli.
Bennett retired from international ruby in 1978. In November 2005, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. He was also admitted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
On June 12, 2022, Phil Bennet died at the age of 73 in Felinfoel. He died after battling a long illness.
Phil Bennett’s Wife
Phil Bennet kept his personal life private. It is not known whether he was married or not. There is also no information on his relationship status and history.