Teddy Morgan

Teddy Morgan

Position: Wing

Born 22/05/1880
Died 01/09/1949
Place Of Birth Aberdare
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Dr Edward "Teddy" Morgan was born in Aberdare on 22nd May 1880 and was to become famous as the Welsh wing who scored the try that beat the 1905 All Blacks in Cardiff (the only defeat they suffered in 35 matches of the tour). It is also said that he led the Welsh team in singing  "Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau" in response to the 'Haka' - the first time an anthem was sung prior to an international rugby game.

He completed his medical studies and played rugby at Guy's Hospital London. Having moved from Newport to London in 1902, Morgan played for the Welsh Exiles at London Welsh and was selected for his first cap that year against England. 

Moving back to Wales, he practiced as a doctor in Swansea and played for the Swansea club from 1908-12. Teddy Morgan ended his playing career at Swansea around 1912 and continued his practice in Sketty, before moving to East Anglia. He died on 1st September 1949 in North Walsham.

An outstanding rugby player, he played for Lonon Welsh, Newport and Swansea - appearing only once in the Blue and Black of Cardiff, during the 1905-6 season.


 

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 16 12 1 3 14 0 0 0 42  
  British and Irish Lions 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - Guy's Hospital - London Welsh - United Hospitals - Cardiff - Newport - Swansea -
Education: - Christ College, Brecon -
Region: - Kent - Surrey -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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