Herbert Fallas

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Herbert Fallas
Personal information
Full name F. Herbert Fallas
Born October–December 1861
Wakefield district, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Three-quarters
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1884–≥84 Wakefield Trinity
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1884 England 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Source: espnscrum.com

F. Herbert Fallas (birth registered October–December 1861[1] — death unknown) birth registered in Wakefield district, was an English rugby union footballer of the 1880s, playing at representative level for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity,[2] as a Three-quarters, i.e. Wing or Centre. Prior to Tuesday 27 August 1895, Wakefield Trinity was a rugby union club.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Herbert Fallas won a cap for England while at Wakefield Trinity in the 1884 Home Nations Championship against Ireland.[3]

County honours[edit]

Herbert Fallas represented Yorkshire while at Wakefield Trinity.

Change of Code[edit]

When Wakefield Trinity converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Tuesday 27 August 1895, Herbert Fallas would have likely been in his thirties. Consequently, he may have been both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Wakefield Trinity.

Genealogical information[edit]

Herbert Fallas' brother John H. Fallas was Wakefield Trinity's representative at the formation of the Northern Rugby Football Union on Thursday 29 August 1895 at the George Hotel, Huddersfield.[4]


  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  3. ^ "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Great Schism". rugbyfootballhistory.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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