|Place Of Birth||Bombay|
Thomas William Rory Pearson [1872-1957] was a Welsh international wing who played club rugby for Cardiff and Newport and county rugby with Middlesex. He won 13 caps for Wales and captained the team on one occasion, against England.
Pearson was an all-round sportsman representing Wales not only in rugby,but also squash, tennis, hockey and golf. He was born in Bombay, but moved to England at the age of five. By 1889 he had moved to Wales and was living in the capital, joining Cardiff RFC.
Pearson gained his first cap for Wales while playing for Cardiff in 1891. His debut was against England at Rodney Parade.
He played 180 matches for Cardiff from 1889/90 until 1885/86 scoring 128 tries. In the 1892/93 season he scored 40 tries, a club record. He represented the Barbarians in 1982/93. Thomas passed away in 1957 aged 85.
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