From the internship he did before becoming a professional player to why he changed regions
Who is Jac Morgan: Ten Things You Need to Know About the Ospreys in the Back Row
Jac Morgan has become one of the most talked about players in Wales in rugby, particularly his turnover skills. Read more about the back rower here…
Ten things you should know about Jac Morgan
1. Jac Morgan was born on January 21, 2000 in Carmarthen, Wales. He stands at 5ft 11in (1.8m) and weighs 16st 1lb (102kg).
2. He first played rugby with local club Cwmtwrch and says: “My whole family was involved in rugby; my father and uncles, grandfather… They all played.”
3. After playing for Scarlets from 2019 to 2021, he joined Ospreys in the summer of 2021.
He says part of the reason he signed for Ospreys was to learn from Wales internationals. He said on arrival in the region: “It’s great to have the opportunity to learn from guys like Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric and Dan Lydiate. I can only develop my game by working with such players.”
4. He captains Wales U20 and was called up to the seniors for the Six Nations in 2022.
5. Morgan studied mechanical engineering before becoming a professional rugby player.
6. Morgan is able to play on flanker and No 8.
7. Richie McCaw was his childhood hero, Morgan said, “Growing up, he was the best openside, playing on an All Blacks team that pretty much won everything.”
8. Former Scarlets forward coach Ioan Cunningham was blown away by Morgan. He told WalesOnline: “You could see it in training. Morgan picked things up quickly, understood his running lines and those cheat lines.
“He knew how to manipulate an opponent who fell to the ground and how to win the race to get over the ball first.”
9. He helped deliver care packages during the pandemic through the Scarlets Community Foundation.
10. Wayne Pivac explained why Morgan got his chance at the 2022 Six Nations, saying: “Jac will be in a position where we have a lot of competition. We discussed Jac on the fall series when he was let out of the squad. We’re putting money behind Taine Basham.
“Jac gets a chance. We know he is very good on the ball and we will see if we can develop him further.”
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