Swansea RFC was saddened to hear of the passing of former ‘All White’ player Jackie Morris on 16th February.
Born in Seven sisters in 1933, Jackie Morris played for the Swansea Athletic and also the Swansea RFC 1st XV, appearing in the latter from 1956 to 1961. Jackie made his 1st XV debut on the club’s traditional West Country tour in April 1956 where he turned out at scrum-half in the games against Taunton and Plymouth. Whilst playing for the Athletic Jackie again was called up to play 4 matches for the 1st XV in 1957-58. he played in the early season win over Penclawdd and the Christmas fixture where Watsonians were beaten at St Helen’s. Jackie also played against Llanelli and Leicester that season. Later appearances for the ‘All Whites’ saw him turn out as flanker in a win over Bath and draw with Bridgend in 1959-60 and a final appearance on 4th March 1961 in an away loss to Aberavon, again as a flanker. A heavily built and athletic player, Morris proved a versatile selection either at the back of the scrum or in front of the backline and was a loyal club man, always available for the Athletic or 1st XV teams. Jack continued to follow Swansea’ RFC after his playing days. He also played for Swansea Uplands. He was the father in law to former Swansea outside-half Aled Williams.
As we remember Jackie Morris, the thoughts of all at the All Whites Former Players’ Association are joined by management, players and supporters at St Helen’s and are with his family at this sad time.