Guy Morgan (rugby player)

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Guy Morgan
Full name William Guy Morgan
Date of birth (1907-12-26)26 December 1907
Place of birth Garnant,[1] Wales
Date of death 29 July 1973(1973-07-29) (aged 65)
Place of death Carmarthen, Wales
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)[2]
School Christ College, Brecon
University Cambridge University
Notable relative(s) Teddy Morgan, uncle
William Llewellyn Morgan, uncle
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1926-29 Cambridge University R.U.F.C.
Guy's Hospital
Swansea RFC
London Welsh RFC
Barbarian FC
()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
?
1927–1930
Welsh Sec. Schools
Wales[3]
?
8
(?)
(13)

Guy Morgan (26 December 1907 – 29 July 1973) was a Welsh rugby union player who captained Wales in 1929. He also played cricket for Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

Rugby career[edit]

Morgan was born in Garnant and gained his first international cap playing for Wales Secondary Schools, he was educated at Christ College, Brecon, in a team that contained future Wales full internationals Harry Bowcott and J.D. Bartlett.[4] While at Cambridge University he played for the University rugby team in a Varsity match.[2] Between 1926 and 1929, Morgan won four Blues, and gained his first cap while still at Cambridge, in a game against France at St Helens. It was an incredible debut for Morgan, scoring a try and being prominent in the scoring of four others.[5] By the time he played his third international game in 1929 he was playing for Swansea, and on 2 February that year, at the age of 22, he was captain of his country. He would play just another four games, three more as captain.

International games played[edit]

Wales[6]

Biography[edit]

  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swansea RFC player profiles
  2. ^ a b Smith (1980), pg 246.
  3. ^ WRU player profiles
  4. ^ Smith (1980), pg 240.
  5. ^ Smith (1980), pg 250.
  6. ^ Smith (1980), pg 469.