Luke Morgan (rugby union)

Luke Morgan (born 16 May 1992) is a Welsh rugby union player who plays for the Ospreys as a wing. Born in Bridgend, Wales, he was a Wales under-20 and Wales Sevens international.

Luke Morgan
Full nameLuke Morgan
Date of birth (1992-05-16) 16 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthBridgend, Wales
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight81 kg (12 st 11 lb; 179 lb)
SchoolPencoed College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Current team Ospreys
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012
2018–
Ospreys
Ospreys
1
18
(0)
(45)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2012
2012–2018
Wales U20
Wales Sevens
Correct as of 3 November 2018

Rugby careerEdit

Morgan made his debut for the Ospreys in 2011 having previously played for the Ospreys academy, Bridgend Ravens, Bridgend Athletic RFC, Llanelli RFC, Newport RFC and the Ospreys Development team, but switched to rugby sevens in 2012.[1] In 2016 Morgan was selected as part of the Great Britain sevens team which travelled to Moscow to take part in the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens, and was part of the royals team that won the Silver Plate.[2][3] Morgan was later selected to represent Wales at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.[4] While playing in the World Cup, Morgan was involved in an off-the-pitch incident with Samoan player, Gordon Langkilde, which resulted in Morgan receiving facial injuries whilst teammate Tom Williams suffered a broken nose and cheekbone. The Wales players were not sanctioned for the affray and Langkilde was banned from rugby for a year.[5] After becoming Wales' all-time record try scorer at sevens level, Morgan switched back to 15-a-side rugby in 2018, rejoining the Ospreys.[4] He made his Pro14 debut on 14 September 2018 against Munster.[6]

In October 2018 Morgan was called up to the senior Wales squad by Warren Gatland.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cary, Tom (1 November 2018). "Former Wales Sevens star Luke Morgan set for debut against Scotland in autumn Tests". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Team GB lift Plate in Moscow". World Rugby. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Luke Morgan Named in GB Sevens Squad for Moscow". dragonsrugby.wales. June 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Wales Sevens star Luke Morgan to return to Ospreys for a new season". BBC Sport. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Samoan rugby player pleads guilty to assaulting Wales players". BBC Sport. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Ospreys team to play Munster". Ospreys. 13 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Jonah Holmes: Leicester fullback included in Wales' Autumn Internationals squad". ESPN. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.

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