Wilfred Hodder

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Wilfred Hodder
Personal information
Full name Wilfred Hodder
Nickname Wilf
Born 6 May 1896
Abersychan, Wales
Died 12 November 1957 (aged 61)
Morecambe/Lancaster, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Talywain RFC
≤1921–21 Pontypool RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921 Wales 3 1 3
Rugby league
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921–29 Wigan 273 35 105
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1922–28 Wales 6
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Wilfred "Wilf" Hodder (6 May 1896 — 12 November 1957 (aged 61)) born in Abersychan, was a Welsh miner, hotelier, served in the Royal Field Artillery in World War I, a member of the Board of directors at Wigan RLFC, and was a dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s and '20s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Talywain RFC, and Pontypool RFC, as a Lock, i.e. number 4 or 5, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Wigan, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums,[1] he died in Morecambe/Lancaster.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Hodder won 6 caps for Wales (RU) in 1922–1928 while at Pontypool RFC in 1921 against England, Scotland, and France, and won caps for Wales (RL) while at Wigan, including the 34-8 victory over New Zealand at Pontypridd in 1926, and five losses to England.[2]

Club career[edit]

Wilf Hodder was in the Wigan team that won the Challenge Cup final when it was played for the first time at the Empire Stadium, Wembley on 4 May 1929. He was one of five Welshmen in the Wigan side. He also won the League Championship in his first season, the Lancashire Cup and League in his second season, the Lancashire League again in 1923/24, the Lancashire League and League Championship in 1924/25 and the Lancashire Cup in 1928/29.


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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