David Morgan (rugby player)

David Morgan (rugby player)
David Morgan
David Morgan, Welsh rugby.jpg
Morgan in Wales jersey
Full name David Morgan
Date of birth 14 July 1872(1872-07-14)
Place of birth Llanelli, Wales
Date of death 13 September 1933(1933-09-13) (aged 61)
Place of death Pemberton, Wales
Occupation(s) tinplater
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Seaside Stars
Llanelli RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1895–1896 Wales 2 (0)

David "Dai" Morgan (14 July 1872 – 13 September 1933)[1] was a Welsh international rugby union fly-half who played club rugby for Llanelli and was capped twice for Wales.


Rugby career

Morgan first played international rugby when he was selected for the final game of the 1895 Home Nations Championship in a game against Ireland. Morgan was brought in as a replacement for Cardiff's Selwyn Biggs and was paired at half back with another Cardiff player, Ralph Sweet-Escott. Under the captaincy of Arthur 'Monkey' Gould, Wales faced Ireland in a 'wooden spoon' decider, with both countries having already lost against England and Scotland. Wales won the game 5-3, thanks to an inventive try from Tom Pearson. The next season the Welsh selectors kept faith with Morgan bringing him into the team for the opening game of the 1896 Championship. This time the selectors chose a Llanelli pairing, bringing in Ben Davies, to whom this was also his second international. The match was a sporting disaster for Wales, losing 25-0, and although the forwards took the brunt of the blame, the selectors also reacted by dropping both Morgan and Davies, neither of whom ever represented Wales again.

International matches played



  • Godwin, Terry (1984). The International Rugby Championship 1883-1983. London: Willows Books. ISBN 000218060X. 
  • Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0460070037. 
  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0708307663. 


  1. ^ Dai Morgan player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ Smith (1980), pg 463.

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