Alan Morley

Alan Morley
Full name Alan John George Morley
Date of birth (1950-06-25) 25 June 1950
School Colston's School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
19681986 Bristol Rugby 519 (1516)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
19721975  England 7 (8)

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

He played a record number of 519 times for Bristol Rugby, 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.

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