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King George V Jubilee match[edit]

please drop martinwhitcombe@btinternet.com a line re King George V Jubilee match — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.201.183.255 (talk) 12:38, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

I now have a talk page re King George the v Jubilee match along with the press reports of this game baldymart — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baldymart (talkcontribs) 23:40, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

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Frank Boylen[edit]

I wondered whether you could help me with Frank Boylen? According to This Reference, "F. Boylen played for England as an amateur"; however, references such as ESPNscrum show no indication of a Boylen playing rugby union for England. I initially thought he may have played for an England amateur rugby league team (not that I know of one), but according to extracts from the tour programme for the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand in Tom Mather's book, 'The Best in the Northern Union', Boylen "...Played for England against France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland..." and there were no Ireland and Scotland national rugby league teams until the 1990s, and no France national rugby league team until the 1930s, so I'm assuming the tour programme must be referring to rugby union, but I can find no information about it, any ideas? Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 14:14, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Chick Jenkins[edit]

D'oh thanks for the insight on Frank Boylen, according to FreeBMD, it appears Frank's surname was spelled Boylan at birth, marriage, and at the birth of his children, but his death entry was spelled Boylen. While you're on-form, perhaps you could have look into Chic(k) Jenkins for me? According to the extract from the tour programme for the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand in Tom Mather's book, 'The Best in the Northern Union', Jenkins "...Made his name playing with Pontypool and can boast a record of 101 points scored in one season. County honours for Monmouthshire prior to signing for the Hull Northern Union club..." However, I can find no evidence of him on the Pontypool website, there's a John Jenkins in 1900, but he's described as a Back Row, not a Fullback/Centre. A previous reference has Chic(k) Jenkins as W. E. Jenkins, but rugbyleagueproject has him as T. E. Jenkins, also his nickname can be either 'Chic' or 'Chick', but I'm not sure to what Chic(k) means, he doesn't appear to be called Charles, but perhaps he kept chickens!!! Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 18:38, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for La Parisienne (Renoir painting)[edit]

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King George V Jubilee match[edit]

If you are still looking for information on this game I have copies from the press cuttings along with a selection card. The team photograph on Frank Whitcombe's page os of the 'Rest' team that played against Wales. Please drop me a line if this is any interest to your good self, baldymart — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baldymart (talkcontribs) 21:03, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Would you like copies of the press reports from this game would you like them? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Baldymart (talkcontribs) 10:31, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Welsh White City Stadium[edit]

According to rugbyleagueproject.org two international rugby league matches tookplace at Welsh White City Stadium in Cardiff; Wales' 15-39 defeat to England on Wednesday 14 November 1928, and Glamorgan/Monmouthshire XIII's 9-39 defeat to Australia on Wednesday 11 December 1929. Would you know which stadium Welsh White City Stadium is? Could it be Ely Racecourse, Maindy Centre, or Ninian Park, etc? Best Regards DynamoDegsy (talk) 16:09, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Niall Griffiths[edit]

Thanks for improving this article, it was desperately needing it.--MacRùsgail (talk) 16:20, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Ben Simons[edit]

Hi FruitMonkey, were you planning on expanding this article further and DYKing it, or can I have the honours? Thanks, Matty.007 17:31, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Gould[edit]

Hey. Are you still keen on taking the Gould article to FAC, or would you prefer to leave it as is? It's basically ready (apart from a few inline citations), so do let me know what you decide. -- Shudde talk 04:01, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Nothing beats experience. So if you want to get Dylan Thomas to FAC -- this will help. There are still a few statements that need an inline citation (these are listed on the talkpage), and in the meantime I'll give the article a final read through. Then I'll nominate. Sound like a plan? -- Shudde talk 10:23, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
It's up at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Arthur Gould (rugby union)/archive1 -- fingers crossed! -- Shudde talk 04:27, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
Edits look good. I reformatted the additional reference. I've also informed the editors who contributed to the peer review about the FAC, as well, I posted brief notes at WP:RU and WP:WALES about the nomination. I like that cartoon, do you think it's superior to File:Gould affair.jpg? I think two of these cartoons would be too much for the article, but we could replace the existing one if you think that's worthwhile. -- Shudde talk 23:26, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

Hi FruitMonkey, if you're still looking for pages to create of nationals, there is still a Scot and plenty of Americans listed here. Thanks, Matty.007 13:06, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bruce Tasker[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Ben Simons[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK again[edit]

Hi FruitMonkey, are you planning on DYKing Kieran Evans? Thanks, Matty.007 13:04, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Replied at my talk. Thanks, Matty.007 14:16, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Kieran Evans[edit]

Orlady (talk) 02:37, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Thanks for helping create Jade Etherington, it always surprises me how many pages are needed for Olympians and Paralympians. Best, Matty.007 11:29, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Replied on my talk. Thanks, Matty.007 11:41, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Not sure if you're watching my page, so replied there again. Thanks, Matty.007 12:15, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
And again. Thanks, Matty.007 13:21, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Is there one of these for each athlete? Thanks, Matty.007 20:00, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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With regards to [1][edit]

Hi FruitMonkey, I just thought you would be interested to see my Teahouse question relating to it. Thanks, Matty.007 19:32, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I could have sworn that I had given you a barnstar, but it seems that I have yet to thank you for your sterling contributions making sports article. Best, Matty.007 19:46, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for James Whitley (alpine skier)[edit]

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A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png Thanks for fixing the DYK! Best, Matty.007 19:49, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mick Brennan (alpine skier)[edit]

Thank you for the new article Victuallers (talk) 08:04, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for The Mistress of the World[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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"more good than harm"
Thank you for quality articles such as Wales and its people, for people in the world such as Erich Kettelhut, and for modestly phrasing why you are an awesome Wikipedian (8 June 2010): a "Wikipedian that does more good than harm"!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:36, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 434th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:20, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

FAC comments[edit]

Hey. Thanks a lot for dealing with those comments at the Arthur Gould FAC last week. Cliftonian has added some more, and I've addressed 95% of them, but there are a few there that could really use your input. The main thing is regarding "The Gould Affair". Do you know if it is referred to as "The Gould Affair" or "the Gould affair" in the sources? Other than that there a couple of minor things that I hope won't take up much of your time. Cheers. -- Shudde talk 10:54, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey. There are a few outstanding comments at the FAC that I think we missed. Mainly issues that require sources (hence me not being able to address them adequately). Cheers mate. -- Shudde talk 22:40, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely no rush at all, just wanted to make you aware of the comments. Enjoy your wine! -- Shudde talk 23:51, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Ben Sneesby[edit]

Thanks for this Victuallers (talk) 16:58, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Paul Hansen (tenor)[edit]

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DYK for Anna Turney[edit]

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DYK for Jade Etherington[edit]

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Congratulations[edit]

Congrats -- your first star. Well deserved and a great article. -- Shudde talk 12:04, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

No no -- it was 90% there before we started thinking of the star last year. I don't think we need to do anything else. There is some processing etc that needs to be done, but there are bot problems at the moment so I'm not sure how that will go. I'll keep an eye on it however, and help with anything if need be. I have added the article at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/pending for 10 October (150th anniversary of his birth). We just have to remember to nominate the article properly when the time comes! -- Shudde talk 12:42, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

FA congratulations[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Arthur Gould (rugby union) to FA status recently. If you would like to see this (or any other FA) appear as "Today's featured article" soon, please nominate it at the requests page; if you'd like to see an FA on a particular date in the next year or so, please add it to the "pending" list. In the absence of a request, the article may end up being picked at any time (although with 1,307 articles in Category:Featured articles that have not appeared on the main page at present, there's no telling how long – or short! – the wait might be).
You (and your talk-page stalkers) may also be interested to hear that there have been some changes at the TFA requests page recently. Nominators no longer need to calculate how many "points" an article has, the instructions have been simplified, and there's a new nomination system using templates based on those used for DYK suggestions. Please consider nominating another article, or commenting on an existing nomination, and leaving some feedback on your experience. If you'd got any TFA-related questions or problems, please let me know. BencherliteTalk 13:45, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships[edit]

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Belated Barnstar[edit]

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For your work in getting Arthur Gould to Featured Article status. Hope you didn't find the experience too stressful and that you consider nominating further articles for the accolade. Congratulations! Shudde talk 10:37, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Marcel Hug[edit]

v/r - TP 22:20, 7 May 2014 (UTC) 23:48, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Llwybrau Byw! Living Paths! mention[edit]

You were just quoted on the Llwybrau Byw! Living Paths! Twitter account: "If an episode of Dr Who can get three pages of content then towns where people actually live need their say too." (Unfortunately had to edit a bit out for it to fit in a tweet.) Workshops are being arranged in many parts of Wales over the next few weeks to show people in Wales how to edit and make sure their locality and everything of interest has a presence. Would be great if you could help the project in any way you can. WP:LivingPaths -- Cymrodor (talk) 11:13, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Boxing Barnstar[edit]

Thanks so much! :) (MaxPayne888 (talk) 11:50, 30 May 2014 (UTC))

David Bedell-Sivright[edit]

Other than the fact that the lead needs to be expanded, do you think David Bedell-Sivright would be of GA standard? -- Shudde talk 09:36, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

You don't need to explain why you're not editing much -- this is a hobby after all! I've been a bit bold and gone ahead and nominated it at WP:GAN, I hope you don't mind this. I'm happy that the article is broad enough to meet the criteria, and doesn't omit any aspect of his career, but if you have anything to add on his record/performances in the Home Nations Championship, that's probably the aspect of the article that could most do with an expansion. -- Shudde talk 01:22, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

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Trinant[edit]

I noticed you created the article on Trinant RFC, and thought that if you know anything about the village you might be able to help contribute to my current draft at User:Lewis Hulbert/Trinant. Hardly anything exists on the Internet about Trinant, so getting this article to be anything more than a stub will probably be a struggle. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 22:31, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

I've expanded upon the article to the most I can and moved it to mainspace, thanks for the assistance. I'm hopefully going to add more in the future, but I think it'll be fine in mainspace at this stage. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 23:29, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

1908-09 RL challenge Cup[edit]

Hi I am in the process of (trying) to collate the details of the early rugby league challenge CUPS. A major problem I have is that I no longer live in a RL area and if I go to the local bookshops or libraries and ask about rugby league, they look at me as though I am daft. I do have numerous books on the subject but these tend to be annuals and yearbooks, and special club books, and therefore are quite limited to specific years, or clubs

I note your interesting Wiki articles on the South Wales Clubs but have found that some of the information given conflicts with what I have managed to locate. In an attempt to find the correct details, I’ll give you what I have regarding 2008-09 season

The four semi-finals were between Hull and Halifax at Fartown (10-4) and Wakefield T and Wigan at Wheater’s Field, Broughton (14-2) – yet it states in the Mid-Rhondda article that Hunslet beat Mid-Rhondda in the Quarter final (which was the 3rd round) – also that this tie took place on 27th Feb 1909, which is the date on which the other first round ties took place

The other ties in the Welsh Club articles took place on 12th and 26th of December which is two months before the other first round ties took place. Have you any information which would show that some sort of preliminary rounds took place

I’ve just about run out of places to look, and hoped you may be able to throw some light on the dates and ties

Thanks in anticipation Alanfromwakefield (talk)

Thanks for your response, and yes, information for the whole of Rugby League, not just the Welsh clubs, is a bit sparse. I'm now in touch the Degsy, and hope to publish on Wiki soon Alanfromwakefield (talk) 13:40, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

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The Paralympic Barnstar[edit]

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I know I gave you one before but I've been away for some time and when I look at my watchlist you are responsible for updating many MOST of the Paralympian articles I began. Thank you. - Basement12 (T.C) 23:44, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks a million, this is a great spur to me in a massive summer of Paralympic sport. I really feel that I'm just airbrushing many of these articles and they are not getting the attention they deserve. But I'm sure you agree that anything's better than nothing. FruitMonkey (talk) 08:05, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
They certainly do deserve more attention but any updates and DYKs that you do help draw attention and hopefully more editors to the topic. Personally I've never had much patience for doing the sort of real time (ish) updates you've been making for the IPC European swimming but it's fantastic to see someone doing it - Basement12 (T.C) 23:09, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

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Arthur Gould TFA and Dylan Thomas[edit]

Hey FruitMonkey. I've been slowly adding comments for the Dylan Thomas FAC but still have a way to go. Hope they're helpful regardless. Regarding Arthur Gould (rugby union), his 150th birthday is coming up on 10 October, but at the moment WP:TFAR is only taking requests up until 1 October. But I've prepared an appropriate blurb (at Portal:Rugby union/Selected biography/6) that fits the 1200 character max size (including spaces) in preparation. I'm going to be pretty busy the next month or so, so I'm unsure whether I'll be around to nominate it myself. Was wondering if you could try and do it? Also would be great if you could check the blurb for errors. Not sure when the nominations for October will be open. Cheers. -- Shudde talk 06:25, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

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Today's Featured Article 10 October[edit]

This is to inform you that Arthur Gould (rugby union), which you co-nominated at WP:FAC, will appear on the Wikipedia Main Page as Today's Featured Article on 10 October 2014. The proposed main page blurb is here; you may amend if necessary. Please check for dead links and other possible faults before the appearance date. – Tim riley talk 09:12, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Precious again, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:45, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Bernard Gould[edit]

Would you have any information regarding Bernard Gould? I believe his birth was registered during April→June 1893 in Cardiff district, he played rugby league for Leeds, and Wakefield Trinity in the 1920s. I can't find anything about him on cardiffrfc.com, perhaps he played for another club in or around Cardiff before going north? Best Regards. DynamoDegsy (talk) 17:29, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

New article needed[edit]

I've noticed that Regional Rugby Wales - [2] - doesn't have an article yet. Interested? Ghmyrtle (talk) 15:20, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Peer review request for Dave Gallaher[edit]

Hey FruitMonkey. I know you're on a wikibreak at the moment, so not at all a problem if you don't contribute. But thought you may be able to add some valuable advice on the article here – especially regarding the rugby-related stuff and the information on the Wales matches in particular. Hope you're enjoying your break, but it'd be great to see you back editing! -- Shudde talk 06:59, 17 November 2014 (UTC)