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Willie Llewellyn - Wing

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
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3