Fred Longstaff

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Fred Longstaff
Personal information
Full name Fred Longstaff
Born July→September 1890
Bradford district
Died 22 July 1916 (aged 25–26)
Battle of the Somme, France
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Halifax
1911–15 Huddersfield 135 15 25 95
Total 135 15 25 0 95
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1914 England 1 0 0 0 0
1914 Great Britain 2 0 2 0 2
Source: [1]

Fred Longstaff (birth registered July→September 1890[2] — died 22 July 1916 (aged 25–26)) birth registered in Bradford district, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s, playing at representative level played for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Halifax and Huddersfield, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums. He was a member of Huddersfield's 1914/15 'Team of All Talents' by winning All Four Cups available to them, and died on 22 July 1916, fighting at the Battle of the Somme.

International honours[edit]

Longstaff won a cap for England while at Huddersfield in 1914 against Wales,[3] and won caps for Great Britain while at Huddersfield in 1914 against Australia, and New Zealand.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fred Longstaff". Fred Longstaff - Huddersfield Rugby League Heritage. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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