Harry Walker (rugby union)

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Harry Walker
Date of birth(1915-02-11)11 February 1915
Date of death5 June 2018(2018-06-05) (aged 103)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1932–1952
-
Coventry
Warwickshire
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30
-
-
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1947–1948  England 9 -

Harry Walker (11 February 1915 – 5 June 2018) was an English rugby union player and was the oldest living former England international player until his death. He made his international debut on 18 January 1947 against Wales at Twickenham.[1][2][3][4] His last international was against France in 1948.

He initially played as a flanker for Coventry before switching to prop.[5] Walker celebrated his 103rd birthday with former players at a Coventry rugby club dinner held in his honour.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former England rugby player dies at 103". BBC News. 2018-06-06. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  2. ^ Wilkinson, John (2018-06-06). "Coventry Rugby and England international Harry Walker dies, aged 103". coventrytelegraph. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  3. ^ "England's oldest former player dies aged 103". RFU. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  4. ^ Schofield, Daniel (2018-06-06). "Harry Walker - England's oldest rugby international - has passed away aged 103". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  5. ^ Wilkinson, John (2018-06-07). "Club Statement: Harry Walker – Coventry Rugby". www.coventryrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. ^ Hainey, Fionnula (2018-02-11). "Cov legend and England's oldest international rugby player turns 103 today". coventrytelegraph. Retrieved 2018-06-06.