Barney Hudson

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Barney Hudson
Barney Hudson - Salford - Senior Service - 1935.jpg
Senior Service Cigarette card featuring Barney Hudson
Personal information
Full name Bernard Hudson
Born January→March 1906
Horden, County Durham, England
Died 1971 (aged 65)[1]
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1928–46 Salford 411 282 58 962
1941–43 Dewsbury 67 46 5 148
Total 478 328 63 0 1110
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1934–38 England 6 5 0 0 15
1932–37 Great Britain 8 7 0 0 21
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Bernard "Barney" Hudson (birth registered January→March 1906[2] — 1971) birth registered in Horden, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, '30s and '40s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Salford, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5. Whilst serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he was a guest player and captained Dewsbury.

Playing career[edit]

Salford[edit]

Hudson started his career as a rugby union player, and appeared for his local team Horden and later Hartlepool Rovers before joining Salford in Easter 1928.[1] He made his debut against Wigan Highfield on 6 April 1928. He was one of the players who successfully toured in France with Salford in 1934, during which the Salford team earned the name "Les Diables Rouges", the seventeen players were; Joe Bradbury, Bob Brown, Aubrey Casewell, Paddy Dalton, Bert Day, Cliff Evans, Jack Feetham, George Harris, Barney Hudson, Emlyn Jenkins, Alf Middleton, Sammy Miller, Harold Osbaldestin, Les Pearson, Gus Risman, Billy Watkins, and Billy Williams.[3] He played his final game for Salford against Wigan on 22 April 1946.

Dewsbury[edit]

Hudson played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2 in Dewsbury's 14–25 aggregate defeat by Wigan in the 1943–44 Rugby Football League Championship final; the 9-13 first-leg defeat at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 13 May 1944, and the 5-12 second-leg defeat at Crown Flatt, Dewsbury on Saturday 20 May 1944.[4]

International career[edit]

Barney Hudson won caps for England while at Salford in 1934 against Australia, in 1935 against France, and Wales, in 1936 against Wales, and France, in 1938 against Wales,[5] and won caps for Great Britain while at Salford in against 1932 New Zealand, in 1933 against Australia (2 matches), in 1936 against Australia, and New Zealand (2 matches), and in 1937 against Australia (2 matches).[6]

Honours[edit]

Salford

Rugby League Championship: 1932/33, 1936/37, 1938/39

Rugby League Challenge Cup: 1938

Lancashire Cup: 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936

Lancashire League Championship: 1932/33, 1933/34, 1934/35, 1936/37, 1938/39

Dewsbury

Rugby League Championship: 1941/42

Rugby League Challenge Cup: 1943

Yorkshire Cup: 1942

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barney Hudson". The Guardian (London). 22 June 1971. p. 18. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "The story of The Original Red Devils". reds.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "1943-1944 War Emergency League Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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