David Trail

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David Trail
Full name David Herbert Trail
Date of birth 17 October 1875
Place of birth Munrorie[1]
Date of death 11 April 1935
Place of death Falmouth (aged 59 years 176 days)
School Dulwich College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1904–1904 British and Irish Lions 4 (Pts:0;

David Trail was a rugby union international who represented a forerunner of the British and Irish Lions, known as the Anglo-Welsh on their tour of Australasia in 1904.

Early life[edit]

David Trail was born on 17 October 1875 in Munrorie. He attended Dulwich College. He went on to study medicine and became a doctor practising at Guy's Hospital.

Rugby union career[edit]

Trail in the 1904 British Isles team

Trail learnt his rugby at Dulwich College, a school that had already produced a number of international players. He went on to play for the powerful Guy's Hospital Football Club. He made his international debut on 2 July 1904 at Sydney in the Australia vs Anglo-Welsh match. Of the 4 matches he played he was on the winning side on 3 occasions. He played his final match for Anglo-Welsh on 13 August 1904 at Wellington in the New Zealand vs Anglo-Welsh match.