A late Wales rugby legend from Carmarthenshire has been honoured with a plaque.

The commemorative plaque for Phil Bennett was proudly unveiled by Carmarthenshire County Council on a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Llanelli.

This tribute recognises not only Bennett's remarkable exploits in rugby, but also his profound positive influence on the community he cherished.

Hailing from Felinfoel, Bennett left a truly unforgettable mark on the rugby scene, impressing fans with his exceptional skill and passion for the game. Viewed as more than a sporting icon, Bennett was revered for his generosity and commitment to uplift others in his community.

The bridge hosting the plaque is funded by the Welsh Government Active Travel Fund with the backing of Transport for Wales. Besides providing a convenient route, it symbolises progress in establishing a comprehensive network linking various communities, fostering improved accessibility.

The bridge also offers direct access to the retail centre at Parc Trostre, enhancing the area's connectivity and convenience, a benefit to residents and visitors.

With the unveiling of this plaque, Llanelli now houses three memorials dedicated to Bennett, underscoring his enduring sporting legacy and contributions to community life.

Cllr Edward Thomas, Carmarthenshire County Council’s cabinet member for transport, waste, and infrastructure services said: "Carmarthenshire County Council is immensely proud to honour the legacy of Welsh rugby legend, Phil Bennett, with the unveiling of this new commemorative plaque.

"In commemorating Phil Bennett's legacy, we affirm our commitment to fostering a community that values and celebrates its sporting heroes.”