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Willie Llewellyn - Wing

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Willie Llewellyn
Date Of Birth01/01/1878
Place Of BirthTonypandy
EducationChrist College, Brecon
ClubsNewport, Penygraig, Cardiff, London Welsh, Llwynypia, Ystrad Rhondda
RegionsSurrey, Glamorgan
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
Willie Llewellyn began his club rugby with Ystrad Rhondda before moving to Llwynypia. In 1900 he moved to London and joined London Welsh where he was made captain of the side. On his return to Wales, Llewellyn joined Newport and stayed there for four seasons before going to play for Penygraig before he joined Cardiff.
Llewellyn gained 20 Welsh caps, making his debut against England in 1899 and scoring four tries in the match. He was part of the 1900,1902 and 1905 Triple Crown winning sides and also part of the great Welsh side that beat the All Blacks in 1905. In 1904 Llewellyn was chosen to tour Australia with the British Lions and played in four tests, scoring four tries in the first three tests. When Llewellyn died in 1973 at the age of 95, he was the last of the 1905 Wales team that beat the original All Blacks.

Wikipedia says his name is William Morris Llewellyn – but this is an error. The birth and death records both show his name as Willie Llewellyn
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 14 9 2 3 334 244 47
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 16 8 0 8 321 321 42
Pontypridd 16 9 0 7 346 332 42
RGC 1404 15 7 1 7 367 337 38
Llandovery 13 6 2 5 292 249 36
Newport 14 6 0 8 277 266 33
Swansea 14 6 0 8 199 236 29
Llanelli 14 6 0 8 275 364 27
Ebbw Vale 15 3 1 11 257 328 21
Bridgend Ravens 16 3 0 13 245 432 18