Tommy Woods (rugby)

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For the rugby league footballer of the 1920s for Wales, and Wigan, see Thomas Woods (rugby league).
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Thomas Woods
Personal information
Full name Thomas Woods
Nickname Tommy
Born 9 February 1883
Bridgwater, England
Died 12 April 1955(1955-04-12) (aged 72)
Rochdale, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1908–09 Bridgwater & Albion [1]
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1909–09 Somersetshire 30
1908 England 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Hooker, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1909–≥13 Rochdale Hornets
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1911–13 England 3 0 0 0 0
1911–12 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Thomas "Tommy" Woods (born 9 February 1883 in Bridgwater[1] — died 12 April 1955(1955-04-12) (aged 72) in Rochdale) was an English dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s and '10s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for England, and Somersetshire, and at club level for Bridgwater & Albion RFC,[2] as a Forward, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Rochdale Hornets, as a Hooker, or Second-row, i.e. number 9, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

Early life[edit]

Tommy Woods was born in 1883 in Bridgwater, and later played rugby union for Bridgwater & Albion RFC, alongside Robert Dibble, and Walter Roman.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Tommy Woods won a cap for England (RU) while at Bridgwater & Albion RFC against Scotland at Inverleith on 21 March 1908, and won caps for England (RL) while at Rochdale in 1911 against Australia, in 1912 against Wales, in 1913 against Wales, and won caps for Great Britain while at Rochdale in 1911 against Australia, and in 1912 against Australia.[3]

County honours[edit]

Tommy Woods represented Somersetshire (RU) while at Bridgwater & Albion RFC.[4]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Tommy Woods played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11 in Rochdale Hornets' 10–9 victory over Hull in the 1921–22 Challenge Cup final at Headingley Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 6 May 1922.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Robert (Bob) D. Fletcher (1971). 1871–1971 – A Centenary History of the Rochdale Hornets Football Club Co. Ltd. Page 69. Rochdale Times Ltd. 23 Baillie Street, Rochdale. ISBN n/a
  5. ^ "Hornets' One And Only Challenge Cup Final Win". hornetsrugbyleague.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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