Fred Smith (rugby league)

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For the rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s for Yorkshire, Leeds and Wakefield Trinity, see Fred Smith (rugby league born 1935). For the rugby league centre of the 1930s for Wakefield Trinity, see Fred Smith (rugby league, 1930s).
Fred Smith
Personal information
Born circa-1885
Woodlesford
Playing information
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 12 st 5 lb (78 kg)
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1905–20 Hunslet 319
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1905–≤20 Yorkshire 7 2 0 0 6
1909–12 England 7 2 0 0 6
1910–14 Great Britain 10 1 0 0 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Fred Smith born in Woodlesford, was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s, 1910s, and 1920s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England,and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hunslet, playing at Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 6, or 7.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Fred Smith won caps for England while at Hunslet in 1909 against Wales, in 1910 against Wales (2 matches), in 1911 against Wales, Australia (2 matches), in 1912 against Wales,[1] and won caps for Great Britain while at Hunslet on the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand against Australia, Australasia, and New Zealand, in 1911 against Australia (2 matches), in 1912 against Australia, and in 1914 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand.[2][3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Fred Smith played Scrum-half/Halfback, and scored a try in Hunslet's 14-0 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1908 Challenge Cup Final during the 1907–08 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 25 April 1908, in front of a crowd of 18,000.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Fred Smith played Centre, i.e. number 3, in Hunslet's 17-0 victory over Halifax in the 1907 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1907–08 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 21 December 1907.

All Four Cups, and "The Terrible Six"[edit]

Fred Smith was a member of Hunslet's 1907–08 All Four Cups winning team.[4]

Testimonial match[edit]

At the end of the 1919–20 season, a Testimonial match for both Bill Jukes, and Fred Smith, took place between Hunslet and Billy Batten's Hunslet XIII, a team of former Hunslet players, including a 48-year-old Albert Goldthorpe, who scored a drop goal, the match took place at Parkside, Hunslet.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 14 May 1910 — Football". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hunslet remembered - Leisure and sport". hunslet.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Tom Mather (2010). "Best in the Northern Union". Pages 128-142. ISBN 978-1-903659-51-9

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