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 19 15 0 4 541 318 76
Cardiff 19 14 1 4 591 395 72
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Ebbw Vale 19 14 1 4 411 302 66
Llandovery 19 12 1 6 531 338 61
Newport 19 12 1 6 488 448 59
Aberavon 18 12 1 5 418 362 57
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 19 9 0 10 410 380 47
Swansea 18 9 0 9 419 370 46
Cross Keys 18 5 1 12 397 579 32
Bridgend Ravens 17 5 0 12 326 438 28
Llanelli 19 4 1 14 354 524 25
Bedwas 18 4 1 13 359 545 25
Bargoed 18 3 0 15 344 592 18
Neath 17 1 0 16 282 670 3