Played for Newport RFC 1895-96 to 1903-04. Once kicked 17 out of 18 conversions for Mill Hill vs Bedford School. First played for Cardiff and won 9 of his 13 caps between 1891-1903 scoring 4tries. Captain for last match and scored try but got injured and left field for J. J. Hodges to come out of pack and score hatrick. Captain 1895-96. Won 20 Welsh Hockey caps, Welsh Lawn Tennis Doubles and captain of Newport Golf Club. Lieutenant Colonel in Royal Field Artillery in World War I.
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The following article appeared in the match programme for Newport v Newbridge on 28th December 1946 in the series 'A Peep in my Diary':-
"No. 12 - T. W. PEARSON"
"(The Former Newport and Welsh International Three-quarter)."
"We were a little party of "old crocks," six or seven of us, who used to play in the old days, about the time of William the Conqueror, gathered round the fire, and naturally the talk turned on the old days."
"One, who was a far better referee than he ever was a player, started the ball rolling by relating how he was once being examined as a referee by the appointed Board, and there trotted out that real old hoary chestnut of a yarn which asked: "If a player dropped at goal and the ball stuck on the bar and stayed there, what would you give it?" He replied, "I would give it as a bally miracle." The Board passed him."
"Then there followed a very interesting tale told by one of the Invincible Graham's team which I have always remembered. The occasion was Newport v. Oxford University, both teams up to then being unbeaten. Oxford were a red-hot side, bristling with English, Scotch and Welsh Internationals. It was played in mid-week at Oxford, and quite a crowd went up both from Newport and Cardiff to see the match. The pace of the game was terrific, and half-time came with nothing scored. Tom Graham called his men round and said, "This can't last - one team will crack. Watch it, boys, see it's not Newport!" This little chat seemed to act as an enormous incentive to Newport, and they went off with a bang and scored four times in a very few minutes. The main point of the yarn was this; that during the scoring of the four tries, so overwhelming was the attack that not a single Oxford man touched the ball except the player that kicked off after each try. What a team they were, with forwards as fast as their backs, and those dear old "bull-dozers," Jim Hannan and Harry Day, who could hold up an opposition pack very nearly by themselves, and the rest all real sprinters."
"They went through a whole season and up to February of the next year without losing a match, and I know I was a very proud man as captain of Cardiff '92-93 team on that February day when at last we managed to break their record. As I said before, "What a team" - the greatest ever."