Arthur Lyon (rugby union)

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Arthur Lyon
Birth nameArthur Lyon
Date of birth4 August 1851
Place of birthWest Derby, Lancashire[1]
Date of death4 December 1905
Place of deathNew Zealand (aged 54 years 122 days)
SchoolRugby School
UniversityOxford University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Oxford University RFC
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871  England 1

Arthur Lyon (4 August 1851 - 4 December 1905) was a rugby union international who represented England in 1871.[1]

Early life[edit]

Arthur Lyon's birth was registered in West Derby, Lancashire, he attended Rugby School,[1] and then Oxford University,[1] he died aged 54 in New Zealand.

Rugby union career[edit]

Lyon played for both Oxford University and later for Liverpool. He was one of ten Old Rugbeians to make an international debut on 27 March 1871 at Edinburgh in the first international rugby match, and first meeting of Scotland and England match.[1]