John Berry (rugby)
25 September 1866|
Fellside, Kendal, England
|Died||10 May 1930
John 'Buff' Berry (born 25 September 1866 in Fellside, Kendal — died 10 May 1930 in Manchester) was a rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1880s and '90s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for England, and at club level for Kendal Hornets, and Tyldesley, as a Fly-half, i.e. number 10, and playing club level rugby league (RL) for Tyldesley, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6.
Rugby union county cups
Change of Code
When Tyldesley converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Thursday 29 August 1895, John Berry was 28 years of age. Consequently, he was both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Tyldesley.
John Berry was the older brother of Kendal Hornets, and Tyldesley rugby union and rugby league footballer William Berry.
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- "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
- "International Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Tyldesley RUFC Club History". tyldesleyrufc.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.