Ernest Fookes

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Ernest Fookes
Birth nameErnest Faber Fookes
Date of birth(1874-05-31)31 May 1874
Place of birthWaverley, New Zealand
Date of death3 March 1948(1948-03-03) (aged 73)
Place of deathNew Plymouth, New Zealand
Height5 ft 8 12 in (174 cm)
Weight11 st 10 lb (164 lb; 74 kg)
SchoolHeath Grammar School
UniversityOwen's College, Manchester
Rugby union career
Position(s) wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Sowerby Bridge RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1896–1899  England 10 (15)

Dr. Ernest Faber Fookes (31 May 1874 – 3 March 1948)[1] was a New Zealand-born rugby union wing who was capped for the England national team on ten occasions between 1896 and 1899.

Personal history[edit]

Born in Waverley, Taranaki, New Zealand, Fookes travelled to England at the age of 15[2] where he received his college education before gaining his qualifications as a medical doctor in 1899.[3] He married Winifred Laura Capel in 1905 and they had three children, Sydney, Kenneth and Ernestine.[4]


  • Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: Phoenix House. ISBN 0-460-07003-7.
  • Jenkins, Vivian (1981). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1981–82. Aylesbury: Rothmans Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-907574-05-X.


  1. ^ Arthur Rotherham player profile
  2. ^ Local and General Wanganui Chronicle, Rōrahi XXIX, Putanga 12287, 3 Hakihea 1897, Page 2
  3. ^ Fookes, Ernest Faber The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
  4. ^ Person Page – 13067 The Peerage