Bert Jenkins

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Bert Jenkins
Bert Jenkins - Wigan.jpg
Godfrey Phillips Cigarette card featuring Bert Jenkins
Personal information
Full name Thomas Bertie Jenkins
Nickname Bert
Born January–March 1885
Troed-y-rhiw, Merthyr Tydfil district
Died 4 February 1943 (aged 57)
Playing information
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 12 st 10 lb (80.7 kg; 178.0 lb)
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Troedyrhiw RFC
 ????–1904 Mountain Ash RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1904–20 Wigan 391 183 3 555
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1904–≤20 Lancashire ≥1
1908–14 Wales 11 4 12
1908–14 Great Britain 14 2 0 0 6
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Thomas Bertie "Bert" Jenkins (birth registered January–March 1885[1] — 4 February 1943 (aged 57)[2]) birth registered in Troed-y-rhiw, Merthyr Tydfil district, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s, '10s and '20s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Troedyrhiw RFC, and Mountain Ash RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Wales, and Lancashire, and at club level for Wigan, as a Centre.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Bert Jenkins won caps for Wales (RL) while at Wigan in 1908 against New Zealand, and in 1909 against England, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Wigan in 1908 against New Zealand (3 matches), and Australia (3 matches), in 1909 against Australia (2 matches), on the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand against Australia, Australasia (2 matches), and New Zealand,[5] in 1911 against Australia, in 1912 against Australia, and in 1914 against Australia, and New Zealand.[6]

County honours[edit]

Bert Jenkins won cap(s) for Lancashire (RL) while at Wigan.[7]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

Bert Jenkins played Centre, i.e. number 3 in Wigan's 7–3 victory over Oldham in the 1908–09 Rugby Football League Championship final at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 1 May 1909.[8]

Rugby League County League appearances[edit]

Bert Jenkins played in Wigan's 1908–09, 1910–11, 1911–12, 1912–13, 1913–14, and 1914–15 Lancashire League victories.[9]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Bert Jenkins played Centre, i.e. number 13 in a 15-man team in Wigan's 0–0 draw with Leigh in the 1905–06 Lancashire Cup final at Wheater's Field, Broughton on Saturday 2 December 1905, and the 8–0 victory over Leigh in the 1905–06 Lancashire Cup final replay at Wheater's Field, Broughton on Monday 11 December 1905,[10] played Centre, i.e. number 3 in a 13-man team in the 10–9 victory over Oldham in the 1908–09 Lancashire Cup final at Wheater's Field, Broughton on Saturday 19 December 1908,[11] the 10–9 victory over Leigh in the 1909–10 Lancashire Cup final at Wheater's Field, Broughton on Saturday 27 November 1909,[12] and the 10–9 victory over Leigh in the 1912–13 Lancashire Cup final at Weaste (The Willows, Salford?) on Saturday 11 December 1912.[13]

Notable tour matches[edit]

Bert Jenkins played Centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a try in Wigan's 12–8 victory over New Zealand at Central Park, Wigan, on Saturday 9 November 1907,[14] played Centre, and scored a try in the 10–7 victory over Australia at Central Park, Wigan, on Saturday 9 January 1909,[15] played Centre, and scored a try in the 16–8 victory over Australia at Central Park, Wigan, on Wednesday 20 January 1909,[16] and played Centre in the 7–2 victory over Australia at Central Park, Wigan, on Saturday 28 October 1911.[17]

Testimonial match[edit]

A Testimonial match at Wigan was shared by; Bert Jenkins, Dick Ramsdale, and Johnny Thomas.[7]

Club career[edit]

During Bert Jenkins' time at Wigan, they also won the South West Lancashire League in 1904–05, and 1905–06.[9]

Bert Jenkins is one of less than twenty Welshmen to have scored more than 200-tries in their rugby league career.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Cann, W. A. (12 June 1946). "1908–09 Kangaroos blazed R. L. trail". Sydney Morning Herald, The. p. 9. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  5. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 14 May 1910 — Football". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Tom Mather (2010). "Best in the Northern Union". Pages 128-142. ISBN 978-1-903659-51-9
  8. ^ "1908–1909 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "1905–1906 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "1908–1909 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "1909–1910 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "1912–1913 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "1907 Tour Match: Wigan 12 New Zealand 8". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "1909 Tour Match: Wigan 10 Australia 7". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "1909 Tour Match: Wigan 16 Australia 8". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "1911 Tour Match: Wigan 7 Australia 2". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  18. ^ Robert Gate (1988). "Gone North — Volume 2". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-3-6

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gate, Robert (1986). Gone North: Volume 1. Ripponden: R.E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-0-1. 

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