Dave Holland (rugby)

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David Holland
Personal information
Full name David Holland
Nickname Dave
Born 1 September 1887
Gloucester, England
Died 7 March 1945(1945-03-07) (aged 57)
Gloucester, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Forwards
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1912–13 Gloucester RFC 97 16 1 50
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1912 England 3 1 0 0 3
Rugby league
Position Prop, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1913–21 Oldham 81 19 0 0 57
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1914 Great Britain 4 1 0 0 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

David "Dave" Holland (born 1 September 1887 in Gloucester — died 7 March 1945(1945-03-07) (aged 57) in Gloucester) was an English dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s and '20s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for England, and at club level for Gloucester RFC,[1] as a Forward, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and at club level for Oldham, as a Prop, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 8 or 10, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Dave Holland won caps for England (RU) while at Gloucester in 1912 against Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, and won caps for Great Britain while at Oldham in 1914 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand.[2]

Club career[edit]

In 1913, both Billy Hall, and Dave Holland left Gloucester RFC to join Oldham, following Alf Wood who had made the same journey in 1908. Alf Wood and Dave Holland both played at Oldham until 1921, and Billy Hall played there until 1925. All three men played in Great Britain's "Rorke's Drift" Test match against Australia in 1914, with Alf Wood kicking the four goals that would be the difference in the end.


  1. ^ "Profile at Gloucester Rugby Heritage". gloucesterrugbyheritage.org.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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