John Arkwright (rugby league)

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John Arkwright
Personal information
Full name John Arkwright
Nickname Big, Jack
Born (1902-12-03)3 December 1902
Died 20 January 1990(1990-01-20) (aged 87)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1928–34 St. Helens 174 39 21 0 159
1934–45 Warrington 164 30 4 0 98
Total 338 69 25 0 257
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1933–38 England 5 1 4 0 11
1936–37 Great Britain 6 2 0 0 6
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

John 'Big' "Jack" Arkwright (3 December 1902 — 20 January 1990) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for St. Helens, and Warrington, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[1]

International honours[edit]

Jack Arkwright, won caps for England while at St Helens in 1933 against Other Nationalities, while at Warrington in 1936 against France, and Wales, in 1937 against France, in 1938 against France,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1936 against Australia (2 matches), and New Zealand, and in 1937 against Australia (3 matches).[3]

Honoured at St Helens RLFC and Warrington Wolves[edit]

Jack Arkwright is an inductee in both the St Helens RLFC Hall of Fame,[4] and the Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame.[5]

Genealogical Information[edit]

Jack Arkwright is the father of the St. Helens Prop of the 1960s, John Arkwright, Jr.[1], and the grandfather of the rugby league footballer, Chris Arkwright.

References[edit]

  1. ^ French, Ray (1989). 100 Great Rugby League Players [Page 9]. MacDonald Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0-356-17578-2
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "St Helens Hall of Fame". saints.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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