Edward Owen (rugby)
|Ogden's Cigarette card featuring Edward James Owen|
|Full name||Edward James Owen|
Bedwellty district, Wales
Edward James Owen (birth registered October→December 1903 — death unknown) birth registered in Bedwellty district, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Crumlin RFC, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Leeds, and York, as a Fullback, i.e. number 1.
Contemporaneous article extract
"E. J. Owen' York (Northern Rugby League.) E. J. Owen was born in Crumlin, and is proving his worth as a full back. He was discovered by Leeds officials, but the Headingley club with a great wealth of talent allowed him to go to York. He is a brilliant defensive player, and can kick with great power with either foot. He is also a great goalkeeper. Owen has been unfortunate in coming to hand when there were so many full backs of ability in the league. He was, however, selected as reserve to Sullivan for the Wales and England match in 1926."