Frank Gallagher (rugby league)

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Frank Gallagher
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Ogden's Cigarette card featuring Frank Gallagher
Playing information
Position Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–2? Dewsbury
192?–2? Batley
192?–?? Leeds
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–?? Yorkshire  ?  ?
1923–28 England 8 1 0 0 3
1920–26 Great Britain 12 3 0 0 9

Frank Gallagher was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Dewsbury, Batley, and Leeds, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, Scrum-half/Halfback, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 6, 7, 11 or 12, or, 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Gallagher was selected to go on the 1920 Great Britain Lions tour of Australasia and won caps for Great Britain while at Dewsbury in 1920 against Australia (3 matches), in 1921-22 against Australia, while at Batley in 1924 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand (3 matches), and in 1926-27 against New Zealand (2 matches).[1] He also won caps for England while at Batley in 1923 against Other Nationalities, in 1924 against Other Nationalities, in 1925 against Wales (2 matches), in 1926 against Wales, and Other Nationalities, in 1927 against Wales, while at Leeds in 1928 against Wales.[2]

Only five players have played test matches for Great Britain as both a back and a forward, they are; Colin Dixon, Frank Gallagher, Laurie Gilfedder, Billy Jarman, and Harry Street.[3]

Gallagher missed Batley's 13-7 victory over Wigan in the Championship Final during the 1923–24 season at The Cliff, Broughton on Saturday 3 May 1924.[4] while on the Great Britain Lions 1924 tour of Australasia.

Gallagher played Loose forward/Lock in Batley's 8-9 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1924 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1924–25 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 22 November 1924.


  1. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  4. ^ "Memorable Players". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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