Frederick Lowrie

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Frederick William Lowrie
Personal information
Full name Frederick William Lowrie
Nickname Fred
Born 1 March 1868
Wakefield, England
Died 9 August 1902 (aged 34)
Leeds, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Forwards
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1886–≥90 Wakefield Trinity
≥1890–≥95 Batley
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire
1889–90 England 2 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1895–≥96 Batley

Frederick "Fred" William Lowrie (1 March 1868[1] — 9 August 1902 (aged 34)[2]) born in Wakefield, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1880s, and 1890s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity, and possibly Batley,[3] as a forward, e.g. front row, lock, or back row, and playing club level rugby league for Batley, he died in Leeds of consumption (Tuberculosis).[4] Prior to Thursday 29 August 1895, Batley, and Wakefield Trinity were both rugby union clubs.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Fred Lowrie won international rugby union caps for England while at Wakefield Trinity in their 7-0 victory over the New Zealand Natives at Rectory Field, Blackheath, London on Saturday 16 February 1889, in front of a crowd of 12,000, and in the 0-1 loss to Wales at Crown Flatt, Dewsbury on Saturday 15 February 1890, in front of a crowd of 5,000.[5]

County honours[edit]

Fred Lowrie represented Yorkshire while at Wakefield Trinity.[6]

Change of Code[edit]

After the schism, Lowrie played for Batley in the Northern Union (rugby league) code.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  4. ^ "Football ~ Death Of A Rugby International". newspapers.library.wales. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Origins Of Wakefield Trinity — And Others". wakefieldwildcats.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Saturday 26 December 1896, Yorkshire Evening Post, West Yorkshire, England

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