Phil Bennett Gareth Llewellyn Legends Hospitality

Photographing Wales rugby greats Phil Bennett and Gareth Llewellyn at the Wales vs Scotland Six Nations rugby lunch in Cardiff in 2016 was one of the first I covered for Legends Hospitality.  The event is also one of my favourites.  In his career, Phil Bennett played for Felinfoel, Llanelli, the Barbarians, Wales and the British Lions.  Incredibly he only played 29 times for Wales over 9 years, scoring 166 points and also had 8 appearances for the British Lions.  Bennett had the unenviable job of replacing the much-loved Barry John in the number 10 shirt, but soon mesmerized the rugby world with his sidestep and swerve, never more prevalent than when starting the move finished by Gareth Edwards when the Barbarians scored the ‘greatest try ever’ against the Barbarians in 1973.  Lock Gareth Llewellyn won 92 Wales caps over 15 years, captaining the side 7 times.  There were plenty of great rugby stories, giving everyone an insight into the life of a rugby player.

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