Johnny Ring

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Johnny Ring
Personal information
Born (1900-11-13)13 November 1900
Port Talbot, Wales
Died 10 November 1984(1984-11-10) (aged 83)
Wigan, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
–1918 Aberavon Quins RFC
1918–22 Aberavon RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921 Wales 1 1 0 0 3
Rugby league
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1922–31 Wigan 329 368 4 0 1112
1931–34 Rochdale Hornets 148
Total 329 368 4 0 1260
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1925–30 Wales 7 5 0 0 15
1924–26 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

John "Johnny" Ring (13 November 1900 – 10 November 1984)[1] was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s, '20s and '30s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Aberavon Quins RFC and Aberavon RFC, as a Wing, i.e. number 11 or 14, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Wales, and at club level for Wigan, and Rochdale Hornets, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.[2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Johnny Ring won a cap for Wales (RU) while at Aberavon in 1921 against England, won 6 caps for Wales (RL) in 1925–1930 while at Wigan, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Wigan in 1924 against Australia, and in 1926 against New Zealand.[3]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Johnny Ring played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2 in Wigan's 13-2 victory over Dewsbury in the 1928-29 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 4 May 1929.[4]

Career Records[edit]

Johnny Ring set Wigan's club record for most tries in a season with 62 scored during the 1925–26 Northern Rugby Football League season.[5] The 368-tries he scored during his career at Wigan was also a club record, until extended to 478-tries by Billy Boston.

He is one of less than twenty-five Welshmen to have scored more than 1000-points in their rugby league career.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnny Ring player profile at espnscrum.com
  2. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Historic Wigan RL Moments: 1929 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "RECORDS" at wiganwarriors.com
  6. ^ Robert Gate (1988). "Gone North - Volume 2". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-3-6

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