Cliff Morgan: MPs pay tribute to rugby and BBC great

Cliff Morgan Cliff Morgan was one of the nation's most talented fly-halves

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MPs have paid tribute to Wales rugby international and broadcaster Cliff Morgan who died last week.

Politicians from all sides of the House of Commons signed a motion praising Rhondda-born Morgan for his roles in sport and media.

Morgan, 83, became one of the nation's most talented fly-halves before a successful broadcasting career.

He won 29 caps for Wales from 1951 and captained the British Lions against South Africa in 1955.

The motion which was signed by 39 MPs in all was tabled by Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney MP Dai Havard.

They also praised Morgan's role promoting athletics for disabled people and his "significant contribution to the celebrating of his country and its culture".

MPs who signed the motion included Newport West's Paul Flynn, Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz and Newport East's Jessica Morden.

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