Ernest Brooks (rugby league)

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Ernest Brooks
Personal information
Full name Ernest Brooks
Nickname Ernie, The Terrier
Born January→March 1884
Bewsey, Warrington, England
Died July→September 1940 (aged 56)
Warrington district
Playing information
Weight 11 st 8 lb (73 kg)
Position Wing, Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1902–20 Warrington 297 81 25 293
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1902–≤20 Lancashire 7
1908–08 England 1 0 0 0 0
1908–09 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 7

Ernest "Ernie" 'The Terrier' Brooks (birth registered January→March 1884[1] – July→September 1940 (aged 56)[2][3]) birth registered in Bewsey, Warrington, was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1900s, 1910s, and 1920s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Lancashire, and at club level for Warrington (Heritage № 101), as a wing, or stand-off/five-eighth, i.e. number 2 or 5, or 6, his death was registered in Warrington district.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Ernie Brooks won a cap for England while at Warrington in 1908 against Wales,[4] and won caps for Great Britain while at Warrington in 1908-09 against Australia (3 matches).[5]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ernie Brooks played in Warrington's 6-0 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1905 Challenge Cup Final during the 1904-05 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, the 17-30 victory over Oldham in the 1907 Challenge Cup Final during the 1906-07 season at Wheater's Field, Broughton, and the 5-9 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1913 Challenge Cup Final during the 1912-13 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Ernie Brooks played, and scored a try, in Warrington's 6-15 defeat by Broughton Rangers in the 1906 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1906–07 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 1 December 1906.

Notable tour matches[edit]

Ernie Brooks played stand-off/five-eighth in Warrington's 10-3 victory over Australia in the 1908–09 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain tour match during the 1908–09 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington, Saturday 14 November 1908, in front of a crowd of 5,000, due to the strikes in the cotton mills, the attendance was badly affected, the loss of earnings meant that some fans could not afford to watch the first tour by the Australian rugby league team.[6]

Honoured at Warrington Wolves[edit]

Ernie Brooks is a Warrington Wolves Hall of Fame inductee.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Brooks, Ernest. "England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007". familysearch. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. 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. ^ "100 years since Wire took on the Aussies for the first time". warringtonwolves.com. 31 December 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame at Wire2Wolves.com". wire2wolves.com. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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