George Oliver (rugby)

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George Oliver
Personal information
Full name George Oliver
Born 3 April 1891
Pontypool, Wales
Died 21 July 1977(1977-07-21) (aged 86)
Pontypool, Wales
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Talywain RFC
Pill Harriers RFC
≤1920–21 Pontypool RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1920 Wales 4 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Prop, Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921–24 Hull F.C.
1926–27 Pontypridd
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921–27 Wales 4

George Oliver (3 April 1891 — 21 July 1977 (aged 86)) born in Pontypool, was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1910s and 1920s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Talywain RFC, Pill Harriers RFC, and Pontypool RFC, as a Lock, i.e. number 4 or 5, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Hull, and Pontypridd, as a Prop, or Hooker, i.e. number 8 or 10, or 9, during the era of contested scrums,[1] he died in Pontypool.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

George Oliver won 4 caps for Wales (RU) in 1921–1927 while at Pontypool RFC in 1920 against England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, and won caps for Wales (RL) while at Hull, and Pontypridd.[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

George Oliver played Hooker in Hull's 9-10 defeat by Rochdale Hornets in the 1922 Challenge Cup Final during the 1921–22 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, in front of a crowd of 34,827.[3]


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "A complete history of Hull FC's Challenge Cup finals". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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