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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 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19