Morgan set to make history
HARRI Morgan is set to carve a place in history when the Ospreys take on Pau in the European Challenge Cup encounter in Swansea today (3pm).
The Maesteg product, who is seen as one of the most exciting prospects in Welsh rugby, has been named among the replacements for the openinground tussle at the Liberty Stadium.
And that leaves the Wales Under-20s scrum-half poised to become the first player born this century to feature in either a European or Guinness PRO14 game for the Ospreys.
A throat injury to Tom Habberfield has seen Morgan promoted into the senior match-day squad and to the brink of the big time at the age of just 18 years and 211 days.
He has so far given every indication of being the real deal.
Playing against South Africa Schools at Stellenbosch in 2017, he inspired Wales Under-18s to a memorable 30-28 victory with a remarkable individual show that saw him make breaks, achieve turnovers, tackle big forwards and fire out a stream of accurate passes.
The former Cardiff City schoolboy footballer is also developing his kicking game.
The challenge for him now is to fulfil his potential.
But the former Bryncethin Youth and Bridgend RFC player is rated highly at the Ospreys and in Wales age-grade circles.
Also on the bench for the game with Pau is wing Keelan Giles, making his return after a year out with a knee injury, while Rob McCusker also returns.
J. Hook; G. North, C. Allen, O. Watkin, L. Morgan; S. Davies, A. Davies; R. Jones, S. Otten, M. Fia, B. Davies, A. Beard, O. Cracknell, J. King, J. Tipuric (capt).
S. Baldwin, N. Smith, T. Botha, R. McCusker, G. Volpi, H. Morgan, J. Thomas, K. Giles.
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