|Place Of Birth||Bombay|
Thomas Willam Rory Pearson (wing) once kicked 17 out of 18 conversions for Mill Hill vs Bedford School. He first played for Cardiff and won 9 of his 13 caps 1891-1903 scoring 4 triesand was captain for last match, scored a try but was injured and left the field for JJ Hodges (Newport) to come out of pack and score a hatrick. Tom scored 40 tries in 1892/3 for Cardiff and was elected captain in 1895/6. He has also played for the Barbarians.
In Oct 1895 he was appointed Resident Engineer at Alexandra Docks, Newport and was granted a transfer to Newport where he made 109 apps / 67t / 1dg / 1c / 1 field goal : 1895/6-1903/4. Won 20 Welsh Hockey caps, Welsh Lawn Tennis Doubles and capt of Newport Golf Club. He represented Wales at rugby, golf squash and tennis. Lieut Colonel in Royal Field Artillery in WW1. Died 12 Sept 1957 at Newport.
Newport RFC record : 1895/6-1903/4 : 109 apps / 67t / 1dg / 1c / 1 field goal.
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