Dave Holland (rugby)
|Full name||David Holland|
|Born||1 September 1887
|Died||7 March 1945
|Position||Prop, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock|
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
David "Dave" Holland (born 1 September 1887 in Gloucester — died 7 March 1945 (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, 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.
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.
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.
- Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Statistics at scrum.com
- Statistics at orl-heritagetrust.org.uk
- The Legend of Rorke's Drift by Harold Wagstaff - Captain 1914 Lions = from the "Sports Post" - Yorkshire - May 4,1935