Player

Teddy Morgan - Wing

Teddy Morgan
Date Of Birth22/05/1880
Place Of BirthAberdare
EducationChrist College, Brecon
ClubsLondon Welsh, Swansea, Guy's Hospital, Newport, Cardiff, United Hospitals
RegionsKent, Surrey
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
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 New Zealand 'Haka' - the first time an anthem was sung prior to an international rugby game.
Having moved from Newport to London in 1902 to complete his medical studies, and play rugby, at Guy's Hospital London, Morgan played for 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 as a GP in his practice in Sketty, before moving to East Anglia. He died on first September 1949 in North Walsham.
An outstanding rugby player, he played for London Welsh, Newport and Swansea - appearing only once in the Blue and Black of Cardiff, during the 1905-6 season, at the request of the Welsh Rugby Union.
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 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3