|Full name||Albert Edward Avery|
|Died||14 November 1914 (aged 31)
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (179 cm)|
|Weight||14 st 4 lb (90.7 kg; 200.0 lb)|
|≤1905–05||Plymouth and Devonport Albion|
|Position||Prop, Hooker, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock|
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
Albert "Bert" Edward Avery (January→March 1883 — 14 November 1914 (aged 31)) born in Buckfastleigh, Devon, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s and '10s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Devon, and at club level for Plymouth and Devonport Albion, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Oldham, as a Prop, Hooker, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 8 or 10, 9, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums, his death was registered in Oldham, he died one-year after his brother had died in similar circumstances.
Bert Avery played 4-trial matches for England (RU) while at Plymouth and Devonport Albion, and won caps for England (RL) while at Oldham in 1910 against Wales (2 matches), in 1911 against Wales, and Australia (2 matches).
While at Oldham he was selected to go on the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand and won caps for Great Britain against Australia, Australasia, and New Zealand, and in 1911-12 against Australia (2 matches).
Rugby Football League Championship appearances
Challenge Cup final appearances
Bert Avery was taken ill during the summer of 1914, and a Testimonial match (in which Bert Avery didn't participate due to illness) between players from the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand and Colonial players of the British Empire took place at Watersheddings, Oldham on 14 September 1914.
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- "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- Tom Mather (2010). "Best in the Northern Union". Pages 128-142. ISBN 978-1-903659-51-9
- "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "Papers Past — Evening Post — 14 May 1910 — Football". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "1908-1909 Championship Final". cherryandwhite.co.uk. wigan.rlfans.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Ray French selects his top 10 Challenge Cup final shocks. No 6: 1912, Dewsbury 8-5 Oldham". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Statistics at orl-heritagetrust.org.uk
- Ray French selects his top 10 Challenge Cup final shocks. No 6: 1912, Dewsbury 8-5 Oldham