Jack Morley

Jack Morley

Position: Wing

Born 28/07/1909
Died 07/03/1972
Place Of Birth Newport

Attended Newport Secondary School. Welsh SS full back who became a great wing three-quarter. Joined from Newport Municipal Secondary School and scored 28 tries in first season 1927/8 from 36 apps and 29t / 35 apps in 1928/9. Lightning fast with swerve / change of pace / sound in defence. Won first cap  age 19 vs England 1929 - scored only try in 3-8 defeat. 1930 Lions NZ Tour – 13 apps / 8t (3 tests / 1t). before being injured. Scored winning try at Dunedin for first ever Lions Test win in NZ. Regular right wing for Wales 1929-1932 winning 14 caps / 5t. Captained Newport RFC in 1931/2 (P43 W30 L9 D4 F411 A218) and scored 114 tries from 1927/8 to 1931/2 from 151 apps. Crawshays 1928,1929,1931.Went north with Wigan RL in August 1932 and played for GB. His switch to the RL game ”caused a stir in RU circles”. First player to tour Australasia with both British RU & RL teams. Qualified as a dentist at Wigan and later returned to Monmouthshire in that professional capacity. 

Died Newport 7 March.1972.

Newport RFC record : 1927/8-1931/2 : 151 apps / 114t / 6c / 5dg.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1927/1928 36 27 3 6 28 0 0 0 84  
  1928/1929 35 20 3 12 29 4 0 0 95  
  1929/1930 27 20 1 6 21 0 0 0 63  
  1930/1931 19 10 0 9 16 2 0 1 56  
  1931/1932 34 25 2 7 20 0 0 4 76  
  Total 151 102 9 40 114 6 0 5 374  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/09/1927 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  17/09/1927 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  24/09/1927 Abertillery WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  01/10/1927 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  08/10/1927 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  10/10/1927 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 0  
  22/10/1927 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  05/11/1927 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  12/11/1927 Birmingham Moseley WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 31 - 0  
  19/11/1927 Gloucester Rugby WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 24 - 3  
  26/11/1927 Crumlin WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 16 - 3  
  30/11/1927 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  03/12/1927 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 13  
  10/12/1927 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  24/12/1927 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  26/12/1927 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  27/12/1927 Racing Club de France WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  31/12/1927 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  02/01/1928 Devonport Services WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 8  
  07/01/1928 Richmond WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 18 - 3  
  14/01/1928 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  04/02/1928 Guy's Hospital WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  11/02/1928 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  18/02/1928 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  25/02/1928 Gloucester Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 0  
  03/03/1928 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  17/03/1928 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  24/03/1928 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 11  
  29/03/1928 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  31/03/1928 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  02/04/1928 Risca WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 33 - 4  
  07/04/1928 London Welsh WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 12 - 9  
  09/04/1928 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  10/04/1928 Barbarians WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 17 - 0  
  14/04/1928 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  28/04/1928 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1928 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  15/09/1928 Penarth WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 16 - 9  
  17/09/1928 Pill Harriers WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  22/09/1928 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  24/09/1928 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  29/09/1928 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  06/10/1928 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  13/10/1928 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 0  
  20/10/1928 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  25/10/1928 Oxford University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 16  
  27/10/1928 London Welsh WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 8  
  10/11/1928 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  17/11/1928 Gloucester Rugby WI 3 0 0 0 9 D 19 - 19  
  24/11/1928 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  26/11/1928 Cambridge University WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 8 - 19  
  01/12/1928 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  08/12/1928 Bristol Bears WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 18  
  15/12/1928 Birmingham Moseley WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 35 - 5  
  22/12/1928 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/12/1928 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  27/12/1928 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 33 - 5  
  29/12/1928 Plymouth Albion WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 9 - 3  
  21/01/1929 Devonport Services WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  09/02/1929 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  02/03/1929 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 6  
  14/03/1929 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  16/03/1929 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 11  
  21/03/1929 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  23/03/1929 Cross Keys FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  30/03/1929 Guy's Hospital WI 4 4 0 0 20 W 48 - 0  
  01/04/1929 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  02/04/1929 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 4  
  06/04/1929 Blackheath WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 6  
  13/04/1929 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/04/1929 Crawshays WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1929 Penarth WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 9  
  14/09/1929 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 5  
  16/09/1929 Pill Harriers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  21/09/1929 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  28/09/1929 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  30/09/1929 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 9  
  09/11/1929 Birmingham Moseley WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 0  
  16/11/1929 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/11/1929 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  30/11/1929 Harlequins WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  12/12/1929 Cambridge University WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 9  
  14/12/1929 Old Blues WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 22 - 4  
  21/12/1929 Cross Keys WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 20 - 3  
  26/12/1929 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  27/12/1929 Racing Club de France CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  28/12/1929 Plymouth Albion WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  25/01/1930 Bristol Bears WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  01/02/1930 Plymouth Albion CE 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  03/02/1930 Camborne CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  04/02/1930 Torquay Athletic CE 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 4  
  08/02/1930 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 5  
  15/02/1930 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  22/02/1930 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  01/03/1930 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  15/03/1930 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  19/03/1930 Penarth WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  22/03/1930 Old Merchant Taylors WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/11/1930 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  29/11/1930 Harlequins WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 12 - 0  
  13/12/1930 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  20/12/1930 Aberavon WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 12 - 8  
  26/12/1930 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 1 7 W 22 - 16  
  27/12/1930 Old Pauline's WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 40 - 3  
  31/12/1930 Hawick WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  01/01/1931 Watsonians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  24/01/1931 Abertillery WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  31/01/1931 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  21/02/1931 Cardiff WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  07/03/1931 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  21/03/1931 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  26/03/1931 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  04/04/1931 Birmingham Moseley WI 1 2 0 0 7 W 26 - 5  
  06/04/1931 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  07/04/1931 Barbarians WI 1 0 0 0 3 L 9 - 18  
  11/04/1931 Blackheath WI 4 0 0 0 12 W 33 - 13  
  25/04/1931 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/09/1931 Monmouthshire League CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 14  
  19/09/1931 Penarth WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 5  
  21/09/1931 Pill Harriers WI 3 0 0 0 9 W 18 - 0  
  26/09/1931 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 3  
  03/10/1931 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  08/10/1931 South Africa WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 15  
  10/10/1931 Blackheath WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 6  
  17/10/1931 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  22/10/1931 Oxford University WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 6  
  24/10/1931 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  31/10/1931 Richmond WI 0 0 0 1 4 W 9 - 0  
  09/11/1931 Coventry WI 2 0 0 1 10 W 15 - 3  
  14/11/1931 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  21/11/1931 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  28/11/1931 Abertillery WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 4  
  12/12/1931 Cambridge University WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  19/12/1931 Neath WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 10 - 3  
  26/12/1931 Watsonians WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 9  
  28/12/1931 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  18/01/1932 Camborne WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  19/01/1932 Torquay Athletic WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  23/01/1932 Cross Keys WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  30/01/1932 Bristol Bears WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 4  
  13/02/1932 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 1 4 W 21 - 0  
  20/02/1932 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  27/02/1932 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  05/03/1932 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  19/03/1932 Gloucester Rugby WI 2 0 0 0 6 W 24 - 0  
  26/03/1932 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 10  
  28/03/1932 Coventry WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  09/04/1932 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  16/04/1932 Scarlets WI 1 0 0 1 7 W 13 - 3  
  23/04/1932 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 12  
  30/04/1932 Aberavon WI 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 14 8 2 4 5 0 0 0 15  
  British and Irish Lions 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 3  
Clubs: - Newport - Wigan Warriors -
Education: - Newport Secondary School -
Invitational: - Crawshays -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Wales Schools - Great Britain - Wales RL -

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