Barney Hudson

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Barney Hudson
Barney Hudson - Salford - Senior Service - 1935.jpg
Senior Service Cigarette card featuring Barney Hudson
Personal information
Full name Bernard Hudson
Born January→March 1906
Horden, County Durham, England
Died 1971 (aged 65)[1]
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1928–46 Salford 411 282 58 962
1941–43 Dewsbury 67 46 5 148
Total 478 328 63 0 1110
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1934–38 England 6 5 0 0 15
1932–37 Great Britain 8 7 0 0 21
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Bernard "Barney" Hudson (birth registered January→March 1906[2] — 1971) birth registered in Horden, County Durham, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Salford, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5. Whilst serving in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, he was a guest player and captained Dewsbury.

Playing career[edit]

Salford[edit]

Hudson started his career as a rugby union player, and appeared for his local team Horden and later Hartlepool Rovers before joining Salford in Easter 1928.[1] He made his debut against Wigan Highfield on 6 April 1928. He was one of the players who successfully toured in France with Salford in 1934, during which the Salford team earned the name "Les Diables Rouges", the seventeen players were; Joe Bradbury, Bob Brown, Aubrey Casewell, Paddy Dalton, Bert Day, Cliff Evans, Jack Feetham, George Harris, Barney Hudson, Emlyn Jenkins, Alf Middleton, Sammy Miller, Harold Osbaldestin, Les Pearson, Gus Risman, Billy Watkins, and Billy Williams.[3]

International career[edit]

Barney Hudson won caps for England while at Salford in 1934 against Australia, in 1935 against France, and Wales, in 1936 against Wales, and France, in 1938 against Wales,[4] and won caps for Great Britain while at Salford in against 1932 New Zealand, in 1933 against Australia (2 matches), in 1936 against Australia, and New Zealand (2 matches), and in 1937 against Australia (2 matches).[5]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Barney Hudson played in Salford's 15-5 victory over Swinton in the Championship Final during the 1932–33 season, played in the 13-11 victory over Warrington in the Championship Final during the 1936–37 season, and played in the 8-6 victory over Castleford in the Championship Final during the 1938–39 season.

County League appearances[edit]

Barney Hudson played in Salford's victories in the Lancashire County League during the 1932–33 season, 1933–34 season, 1934–35 season, 1936–37 season, and 1938–39 season.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Barney Hudson played in Salford's 7-4 victory over Barrow in the 1938 Challenge Cup Final during the 1937–38 season at Wembley Stadium, London, in front of a crowd of 51,243.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Barney Hudson played in Salford's 10-8 victory over Swinton in the 1931 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1931–32 season at the Cliff, Broughton, Salford on Saturday 21 November 1931, played in the 21-12 victory over Wigan in the 1934 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1934–35 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 20 October 1934, played in the 15-7 victory over Wigan in the 1935 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1935–36 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 19 October 1935, and played in the 5-2 victory over Wigan in the 1936 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1936–37 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 17 October 1936.

Dewsbury[edit]

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Barney Hudson played in Dewsbury's 13-0 victory over Bradford Northern in the Championship Final during the 1941–42 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds in front of a crowd of 18,000, and played Right-Wing, i.e. number 2 in the 14-25 aggregate defeat by Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1943–44 season; the 9-13 first-leg defeat at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 13 May 1944, and the 5-12 second-leg defeat at Crown Flatt, Dewsbury on Saturday 20 May 1944.[6]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Barney Hudson played in Dewsbury's 16-15 aggregate victory over Leeds in the 1943 Challenge Cup Final during the 1942–43 season; the 16-9 first-leg victory at Crown Flatt, Dewsbury on Sunday 9 May 1943, in front of a crowd of 10,470, and the 0-6 second-leg defeat at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Sunday 16 May 1943, in front of a crowd of 16,000.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Barney Hudson played in Dewsbury 7-2 aggregate victory over Huddersfield in the 1942 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1942–43 season; the 7-0 first-leg victory at Crown Flatt, Dewsbury on Saturday 28 November 1942, in front of a crowd of 11,000, and the 0-2 second-leg defeat at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 5 December 1942.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barney Hudson". The Guardian. London. 22 June 1971. p. 18. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "The story of The Original Red Devils". reds.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1943-1944 War Emergency League Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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