Arthur Bassett (rugby)

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Arthur Bassett
Personal information
Full name Arthur Callaghan Bassett
Born (1914-06-28)28 June 1914
Kenfig Hill, Wales
Died 30 December 1999(1999-12-30) (aged 85)
Matlock, England
Playing information
Weight 13 st 7 lb (86 kg; 189 lb)
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Maesteg RFC
–1933 Neath RFC
1933–34 Glamorgan Police RFC
1934–35 Aberavon RFC
1935–39 Cardiff RFC 101 99
Total 101 99 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1934–38 Wales 6 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1939–48 Halifax
1948–?? York
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1946 Great Britain 2 5 0 0 15
1939–46 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Arthur Bassett (28 June 1914[1] – 30 December 1999(1999-12-30) (aged 85))[2] 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.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

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,[3] 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).[4] He scored a hat-trick of tries in Great Britain's victory over Australia at Brisbane in 1946[5]

Honoured at Halifax[edit]

Arthur Bassett is a Halifax Hall of Fame Inductee.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Arthur Bassett player profile Scrum.com
  3. ^ "Statistics at wru.co.uk". wru.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ No more bloody bundles
  6. ^ "Halifax Hall of Fame". halifaxrlfc.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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