Arthur Bassett (rugby)
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|Full name||Arthur Callaghan Bassett|
28 June 1914|
Kenfig Hill, Wales
|Died||30 December 1999
|Weight||13 st 7 lb (86 kg; 189 lb)|
|1933–34||Glamorgan Police RFC|
Arthur Bassett (28 June 1914 – 30 December 1999 (aged 85)) was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Maesteg, Neath, Glamorgan Police RFC, Aberavon RFC, Cardiff, switching to professional football in 1939, playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and Wales, and at club level for Halifax, and York, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5. His older brother, Jack Bassett, was also an international rugby union player.
Arthur Bassett won caps for Wales (RU) in 1934 against England, in 1935 against England, Scotland, and Ireland, and in 1938 against England, and Scotland, won caps for Wales (RL) while at Halifax 1939…1946 3-caps, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Halifax in 1946 against Australia (2 matches). He scored a hat-trick of tries in Great Britain's victory over Australia at Brisbane in 1946
Honoured at Halifax
Arthur Bassett is a Halifax Hall of Fame Inductee.
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Arthur Bassett player profile Scrum.com
- "Statistics at wru.co.uk". wru.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
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- "Halifax Hall of Fame". halifaxrlfc.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Cardiff RFC Season Review 1938 – 1939
- Image – Arthur Bassett