The Breakdown | Rugby’s dazzling wizard Phil Bennett converted plenty to the oval ball

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Wales’ pocket-sized illusionist enriched the sporting world, with clips of his brilliance now part of union’s heritage and soulWelcome to The Breakdown, the Guardian’s weekly (and free) rugby union newsletter. Here’s an extract from this week’s edition. To receive the full version every Tuesday, just pop your email in below:It can be hard to articulate why people love rugby union. It is not for everyone which, perversely, is one of its most compelling features. At its best, though, it offers more in the way of light and shade than any other team sport out there. And for those who grew up in the 1970s, the game’s most evocative, dazzling wizard will always be Phil Bennett. Continue reading...

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