Alex Givvons

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Alex Givvons
Personal information
Full name Alex Givvons
Born October→December 1913
Pillgwenlly, Newport, Wales
Died June 2002 (aged 88)
Oldham, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1932–32 Cross Keys RFC
Rugby league
Position Scrum-half, Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1932–≥42 Oldham 241 54 0 0 162
≥1942–≤48 Huddersfield
1948–49 Oldham
Total 241 54 0 0 162
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1936–39 Wales 6 0 0 0 0

Alex Givvons (October→December 1913[1] - June 2002 (aged 88)) born in Pillgwenlly, Newport, was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, and 1940s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Cross Keys RFC, as a Scrum-half, i.e. number 9, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Oldham (twice), and Huddersfield, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 7, or 13, during the era of contested scrums,[2] he died in Oldham.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Alex Givvons won caps for Wales (RL) while at Oldham 1936–1939 6-caps.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Alex Givvons played in Huddersfield's 7-4 victory over Bradford Northern in the first-leg of the 1945 Challenge Cup Final during the 1944–45 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield, and in the 6-5 second-leg victory at Odsal Stadium, Bradford.[4]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

During Alex Givvons' time at Oldham, they had a 12-0 victory over St Helens Recs in the 1933 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1933–34 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 18 November 1933.

Honoured at Oldham RLFC[edit]

Alex Givvons is an Oldham Hall Of Fame Inductee.[5]

Honoured in Oldham[edit]

Givvons Fold in Oldham is named after Alex Givvons.[6]

Genealogical information[edit]

Alex Givvons was the son of Alexander Givvons (Snr), and Johannah Dunn (birth registered April→June 1896) their marriage was registered during October→December 1915 in Newport district. Alex Givvons was the eldest brother of; Frank W. Givvons (birth registered October→December 1916 in Newport district), Mary M. Givvons (birth registered July→September 1918 in Newport district), Margaret F. Givvons (birth registered April→June 1920 in Newport district), and Trevor P. W. Givvons (birth registered July→September 1925 in Newport district). Alex Givvons' marriage to Eunice (née Clayton) (birth registered April→June 1914 in Oldham district) was registered during October→December 1934 in Oldham district.[7] They had children; future rugby union, and rugby league Wing/Centre 1950s, and 1960s, for Oldham RUFC, St Patrick's ARLFC, Saddleworth Rangers ARLFC, Oldham St Anne's ARLFC, Halifax, Swinton, and Blackpool Borough, and referee of the and 1970s, and 1980s; Alexander Givvons, Jr. [1][2] (birth registered January→March 1935 - April 2017 (aged 82)) (Alex Givvons Jr. was the referee for Hull Kingston Rovers' 11-7 victory over Castleford in the 1971 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1971–72 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Saturday 21 August 1971), and Trevor A. Givvons (birth registered January→March 1946 (age 70–71)).


  1. ^ "Birth details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  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". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Phill Melling, Tony Collins, Michael Turner (2004). "THE GLORY OF THEIR TIMES. Crossing the Colour Line in Rugby League". Skipton : Vertical Editions. ISBN 1-904091-07-5
  5. ^ "Oldham Hall of Fame". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Deaths Of Two Fine Rugby Men". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Marriage details at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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