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Newport great Rhys Morgan dies aged 67

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Newport have paid tribute to former player Rhys Morgan, who has died aged 67.

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Prop Morgan played 539 games for the Black and Ambers between 1973 and 1989, standing second on the club’s all-time appearance list.

Morgan, capped by Wales against Scotland in Cardiff in 1984, was inducted into Newport’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

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A statement on the Newport website announced Morgan had died on Friday.

“We send our condolences to his friends, family and all who knew and loved him,” the club said.

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