Hudson Irving

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Hudson Irving
Personal information
Born(1912-09-12)12 September 1912
Cockermouth district, England
Died2 April 1947(1947-04-02) (aged 34)
Halifax, England
Playing information
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1933–47 Halifax 392 73 0 0 219
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire 1
Cumberland 6
1938–43 England 4 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2]

Hudson Irving (12 September 1912 – 12 April 1947) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for England, Cumberland and Yorkshire, and at club level for Halifax (Heritage № 408), as a second-row.[1]


Hudson Irving's birth was registered in Cockermouth district, Cumberland, and on Saturday 12 April 1947 at a match between Halifax and Dewsbury, at Thrum Hall, Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, he suffered a heart attack, and he died aged 34.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Hudson Irving won caps for England while at Halifax in 1938 against Wales, in 1940 against Wales, in 1941 against Wales, and in 1943 against Wales.[2]

County Honours[edit]

Hudson Irving won caps for Cumberland and Yorkshire while at Halifax.

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Hudson Irving played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Halifax's 2-9 defeat by Leeds in the 1940–41 Challenge Cup Final during the 1940–41 season at Odsal, Bradford, in front of a crowd of 28,500.

Other notable matches[edit]

Hudson Irving played right-second-row for a Rugby League XIII against Northern Command XIII at Thrum Hall, Halifax on Saturday 21 March 1942.[5]

Club career[edit]

Hudson Irving made his dêbut for Halifax on Saturday 2 September 1933, and he played his last match for Halifax on Saturday 12 April 1947.

Honoured at Halifax[edit]

Hudson Irving is a Halifax Hall Of Fame Inductee.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "England Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ Baker, Andrew (1995-08-20). "100 years of rugby league: From the great divide to the Super era". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  4. ^ "Game united in grief after tragic loss of Leon Walker". Yorkshire Post. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  5. ^ "inside programme, Northern Command v. A Rugby League XIII, 1942". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Halifax RLFC Hall of Fame". 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 September 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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