Arthur Skelhorn

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Arthur George Skelhorn
Personal information
Full name Arthur George Skelhorn
Nickname Jack
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1911–25 Warrington 259 49 1 0 149
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire 6
1921–23 England 3 0 0 0 0
1920–22 Great Britain 7 0 0 0 0

Arthur George 'Jack' Skelhorn was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1910s, and 1920s playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Warrington, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums. Skelhorn is an inductee in the Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame.[1]

Skelhorn was selected to go on the 1920 Great Britain Lions tour of Australasia. He won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1920 against Australia, New Zealand (3 matches), and in 1921-22 against Australia (3 matches).[2]

Skelhorn won caps for England while at Warrington in 1921 against Australia, in 1922 against Wales, and in 1923 against Wales.[3]

Warrington Wolves announced heritage numbers for the club’s players. All players who have represented the club at first-team level since the breakaway from rugby union have been placed in chronological order, starting with the 15 Wirepullers who took to the field against Hunslet for their first match under Northern Union rules in September, 1895. Arthur Skelhorn is listed at 176.[4]

Note[edit]

Arthur Skelhorn's name is often misspelled as Arthur Skelhorne, known as Arthur Skelhorne on englandrl.co.uk, Arthur Skelhorn on Wire2Wolves.com, and Arthur George 'Jack' Skelhorne on rugbyleagueproject.org.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Warrington Guardian". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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