Phil Bennett OBE

BORN IN A LITTLE WELSH VILLAGE
CALLED FELINFOEL IN LLANELLI
CAME THE GREATEST SIDE STEPPING MAGICIAN
THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.

COLESHILL WAS HIS SCHOOL,
STEEL WORKING AS A JOB.
FELINFOEL RFC WAS HIS TEAM,
UNTIL THE SCARLETS GOT KEEN.

WATCHED BY MESMERISED CROWDS,
A RUGBY MAGICIAN IF EVER THERE WAS.
PHIL BENNETT WOULD MAKE THE GAP
AND WAS DESTINED FOR A CAP

O BENNIE BOY
O BENNY BOY
WE LOVE YOU SO !

29 WELSH CAPS,
20 GAMES FOR THE BA BAS.
CAPTAINING THE BRITISH LIONS,
PERFORMING MAGIC FOR THEM ALL.

DEFEATING THE NEW ZEALANDERS
FOR LLANELLI IN 72.
MASTERING WALES THROUGH OUT THE 70'S.

103 POINTS ON THE LIONS TOUR
TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 74.
HIS 50 YARD TRY AGAINST PRETORIA,
JUST ANOTHER TRICK OUT OF THE HAT.

O BENNIE BOY
O BENNY BOY
WE LOVE YOU SO !

BARBARIANS V NEW ZEALAND 1973,
BENNIE'S WIZARDRY WAS FOR THE WORLD TO SEE
HE MASTERMINDED A TRY
SO BOLD IT WILL NEVER DIE.

(commentary by Cliff Morgan)
KIRKPATRICK TO WILLIAMS.
THIS IS GREAT STUFF.
PHIL BENNETT COVERING,
CHASED BY ALISTAIR SCOWN, BRILLIANT !
OH, THAT'S BRILLIANT ! JOHN WILLIAMS,
BRIAN WILLIAMS,
PULLIN, JOHN DAWES.
GREAT DUMMY !
DAVID, TOM DAVID, THE HALF-WAY LINE.
BRILLIANT BY QUINNELL.
THIS IS GARETH EDWARDS.
A DRAMATIC START.
WHAT A SCORE !
OH THAT FELLOW EDWARDS.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY “EVERYWHERE FOR WALES”
AWARDED THE OBE IN 1979.
INTERNATIONAL RUGBY HALL OF FAME 2005.
WELSH SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2007.
TELLS IT ALL.

O BENNIE BOY
O BENNY BOY
WE LOVE YOU SO !

O BENNIE BOY
O BENNY BOY
WE LOVE YOU SO !