Rugby League international Paul Morgan dies after short illness

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan, left, in action for Wales Dragonhearts. As well as both codes of rugby, he played cricket for Pencoed CC

Wales rugby league international Paul Morgan has died at the age of 40 after a short illness.

Wing Morgan won two caps for Wales against Ireland and France in 2005.

He played rugby union for London Welsh and made 91 appearances for Aberavon before switching codes and playing 30 times for Celtic Crusaders.

"Paul always saw that the glass was half full and never half empty," said former Aberavon and Celtic Crusaders chief executive Chris O'Callaghan.

"He was an excellent servant of Aberavon RFC and a key player during a highly successful period in the club's history.

"His time in rugby league saw him win two full caps for his country and help the Celtic Crusaders achieve an unprecedented rise to Super League status.

"He will be missed by his family, his colleagues, former team-mates, and many friends."