MORGAN, EDWARD ('E.T. '; 1880 - 1949), rugby player

Name: Edward Morgan
Pseudonym: E.t.
Date of birth: 1880
Date of death: 1949
Gender: Male
Occupation: rugby player
Area of activity: Sports and Leisure Pursuits
Author: Gareth W. Williams

Born 22 May 1880 at Aber-nant, Cynon valley, Glamorganshire, and educated at Christ College Brecon and Guy's Hospital, London. Dr ' Teddy ' (thus ' E.T.') Morgan scored the most historic try in the history of the game in Wales, if not the most remarkable one ever. It was his try which secured a 3-0 win for Wales over the All Blacks of New Zealand in Cardiff on 16 December 1905. Not only was he exceptionally fast but he could deceive his opponents with a skilful dummy pass and sidestep. He could tackle and kick well. He came to the notice of the national selectors when he scored three tries for Newport against Blackheath in October 1901. He is usually associated with the London Welsh and Guy's Hospital. He scored 14 tries in his 16 international matches between 1902 and 1908. ' E.T. ' and William Morris Llewellyn (Pen-y-graig), a fellow-pupil at Christ College, formed the best partnership ever seen on the wings for Wales. In 1904 he scored in every international match and went on tour to Australia and New Zealand with the British team. He played against South Africa in 1906. He died 1 September 1949 in North Walsham, Norfolk.

His brother WILLIAM LLEWELLYN MORGAN (9 March 1884 - 11 April 1960) played rugby for Wales in 1910, as did his nephew William Guy Morgan, 1927-30.


Published date: 2001

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