D Morgan

D Morgan

Position: Forward

Caps: 7.
Position: Forward.
Games Played: 1885 v S; 1886 v E,S; 1887 v E,S,I; 1889 v I.
Born: Last quarter 1862 Swansea.
Died: 23-24/2/1920 Swansea (or Loughor).
Main club: Swansea.
Little is known of the forward who made his Swansea debut in December 1882 and whose try against Ireland in 1887 was the first International points scored by a Swansea player. The game was played at Birkenhead Park in England to help cut the Irish travelling costs down and though Wales only scored one try and a drop goal it was ruled to be better than Ireland’s three unconverted tries. David’s try was hailed as ‘meritorious’ and certainly was a fine solo effort by a forward, as receiving from ‘Buller’ Stadden, he dummied a pass to Arthur Gould and instead he ran ‘with great judgement’ right through under the posts, yet the try went unconverted. Morgan missed the next four internationals until he was brought back to meet Ireland at his home ground of St Helen’s, Swansea two years later. he was in the Swansea side that beat Llanelli in the South Wales Challenge Cup Final of 1887. His death was announced in The Times newspaper on February 25, 1920. He worked as a coal miner/hewer and he died of gastric catarrh. Most probably he came from Treboeth, Llangafelach, Swansea being the fourth of nine children. Also, he could have been a tin worker who married Emma and lived at Tyr Newydd, London Road, Loughor and then Fern Cottage, Pembrey Road, Loughor.  He was 57 at the time of his death.     

Thanks to rugby historian Howard Evans for contributing to this player profile.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 7 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Swansea -
Honours: - Wales -

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