Ted Ward

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For the rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, and 1950s for Great Britain, and Bradford Northern, see Edward Ward (rugby league).
Edward Ward
Personal information
Full name Edward H. Ward
Nickname Ted
Born Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Llanelli RFC
Rugby league
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1938–50 Wigan 204 55 459 1083
1950–51 Oldham 9 0 7 14
1951–52 Cardiff RLFC 20
1953 Wigan 9 2 21 48
Total 242 57 487 0 1145
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1946–51 Wales 13 25
1946 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 7
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1953–56 Wigan

Edward "Ted" H. Ward was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and coached in the 1950s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Llanelli RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Wales, and at club level for Wigan (twice), Cardiff RLFC, and Oldham, as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 4, and coaching club level rugby league (RL) for Wigan.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ted Ward won 13 caps for Wales (RL) in 1946–1951 while at Wigan and Cardiff,and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Wigan in 1946 against Australia (2 matches) and New Zealand.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ted Ward played Centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a conversion in Wigan's 8-3 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1948 Challenge Cup Final during the 1947–48 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 1 May 1948, in front of a crowd of 91,465.[3]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ted Ward played Centre, i.e. number 3, in Wigan's 10-7 victory over Salford in the 1938 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1938–39 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 22 October 1938,[4] played Left-Wing, i.e. number 5, in the 3-7 defeat by Widnes in the 1945 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 27 October 1945, played Centre, i.e. number 3, and scored 2-conversions in the 10-7 victory over Belle Vue Rangers in the 1947 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1947–48 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 1 November 1947,[5] played Centre, i.e. number 3, and scored 1-try and 4-conversions in the 14-8 victory over Warrington in the 1948 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1948–49 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 13 November 1948.[6]

Career records[edit]

Ted Ward is one of less than twenty-five Welshmen to have scored more than 1000-points in their rugby league career.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "1947-1948 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "1938-1939 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "1947-1948 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "1948-1949 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Robert Gate (1988). "Gone North - Volume 2". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-3-6

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