YOU may spot the former England and British Lions rugby union star in the picture above.

On this occasion, in 2005, Dewi Morris paid a visit to Verdin High School to give a talk to students.

Morris has popped up on other Northwich Guardian pictures over the years in connection with various community work and he has been praised this week for the passion he continues to show for Winnington Park Rugby Club.

On Saturday, Park's first-team team game against Southport was in danger of being called off due to the amount of standing water on the pitch.

A group of Winnington Park volunteers then stepped in and forked, brushed and used 'squeegees' to remove the water, thus making the game playable.

One of the volunteers was Morris, who started his playing career at Winnington and then went on to play for LSH, Orrell and Sale before going on to have an international career with England and the British Lions, then returning to his 'home' club.

"I can’t think of many international sportsmen who would role up their sleeves at their local clubs and do what he does – coaching, supporting, bandaging, plus all of the above - great guy," said Winnington Park president Brian Concannon.

Northwich Guardian: Dewi Morris tending to an injured third-team player. Picture: John PickeringDewi Morris tending to an injured third-team player. Picture: John Pickering

One comment was made by the Southport vice-chairman about how hard the 'groundsman' was working on the pitch.

"Yes, that's an ex-British Lion who still loves his club," said Concannon.

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The pitchcam picture above was taken about 9am and the pitch was passed ok for play.

But at about 10am it proceeded to pour with torrential rain for about an hour or so.

Around midday the volunteers got stuck in and managed to clear everything for the 2.15pm kick-off.