Alan Morley

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Alan Morley
Birth name Alan John George Morley
Date of birth (1950-06-25) 25 June 1950 (age 68)
School Colston's School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1968–1986 Bristol 519 (1516)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1972–1975  England 7 (8)

Alan John George Morley MBE (born 25 June 1950 in Bristol, England) is a former English rugby union player.

He played a record number of 519 times for Bristol, scoring 384 tries, between 1968 and 1986.[1] He holds the world record for the number of tries scored in first class rugby, at 479.

He won 7 England caps, from 1972 to 1975, scoring 2 tries, 8 points on aggregate. He played at the 1975 Five Nations Championship, scoring a try. He was selected for the 1974 Lions tour but didn't make the Test side, having to compete with J.J. Williams, Billy Steele and Andy Irvine. The highlight of his international career was probably scoring a try on his international début on 3 June 1972, against South Africa when an unfancied England side won 18-9.


  1. ^ "Bristol profile". Bristol Rugby. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2009.

External links

  • Lions profile
  • profile
  • Rugby Heroes

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