George Marsden (rugby)
|Full name||George Herbert Marsden|
|Born||16 October 1880
|Died||7 July 1948
Lytham St Annes, England
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk espnscrum.com|
George Herbert Marsden (born 16 October 1880 — 7 July 1948 (aged 67)) born in Morley, was an English dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1890s and 1900s, playing representative rugby union (RU) for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Morley R.F.C., as a Fly-half, i.e. number 10, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Bradford F.C. (now Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C.), as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6, he died in Lytham St Annes.
George Marsden won caps for England (RU) while at Morley R.F.C. in the 1900 Home Nations Championship against Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, and won a cap for England (RL) while at Bradford in 1905 against Other Nationalities.
When Bradford converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on 29 August 1895, George Marsden would have been 14 years of age. Consequently, he was too young to have been a rugby union footballer for Bradford, and he won his England (RU) caps during 1900 at Morley R.F.C., changing club and code to Bradford and rugby league in 1900.
Championship final appearances
Challenge Cup final appearances
Rugby union administration
Despite his previous involvement in rugby league, and the animosity between rugby union and rugby league, George Marsden was one of the founding members of the rugby union club Fylde Rugby Club in 1919.
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