Edgar Morgan (rugby)

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Edgar Morgan
Full name David Edgar Morgan
Date of birth (1896-05-17)17 May 1896
Place of birth Llanelli, Wales
Date of death 9 September 1983(1983-09-09) (aged 87)
Place of death Llanelli, Wales
School Park Street School
Rugby league career
Position(s) Second-row
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1921-26 Hull F.C. ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1921-26
1921
Wales
Great Britain
5
2
(6)
(0)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1920-21 Wales 4 (0)

David Edgar Morgan (17 May 1896 — 9 September 1983(1983-09-09) (aged 87))[1] was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1910s, and 1920s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Llanelli RFC, as a Forward, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain and Wales, and at club level for Hull, as a second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12.

Playing career[edit]

Rugby union career[edit]

Morgan joined first class Welsh team, Llanelli RFC, from New Dock Stars. From Llanelli, Morgan was first selected to represent the Wales national team in 1920, a home game at the Cardiff Arms Park against Ireland, as part of the 1920 Five Nations Championship. Wales won the game, the last of the campaign, by a large margin. The following season Morgan was reselected for the 1921 Championship and played in the first three games; losses to England and Scotland, and his last union international appearance a win over France.

During the mid-season break, Morgan was elected to become Llanelli's captain for the forthcoming 1921/22 season.[2] He was unable to accept the role as during the same period he signed professional papers to join rugby league team Hull, the position going to his vice-captain Albert Jenkins. As Morgan was one of several players to switch to league during the period, he was interviewed by the Welsh Rugby Union to discover the reason for his move to professional rugby. Morgan responded that it was purely financial as he had been out of work for several months.[2] Morgan was captain of Hull during the 1923–24 season.[3]

International honours[edit]

Morgan won caps for Great Britain while at Hull in 1921 against Australia (2 matches).[4]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Morgan played left-second-row, i.e. number 11, in Hull's 9-10 defeat by Rochdale Hornets in the 1922 Challenge Cup Final during the 1921–22 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, in front of a crowd of 34,827.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gate, Robert (1986). Gone North: Volume 1. Ripponden: R.E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-0-1. 
  • Hughes, Gareth (1986). The Scarlets: A History of Llanelli Rugby Club. Llanelli: Llanelli Borough Council. ISBN 0-906821-05-3. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edgar Morgan rugby union player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ a b Hughes (1986), pg 104.
  3. ^ "Coaches and Captains". hullfc.com. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "A complete history of Hull FC's Challenge Cup finals". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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