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 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