Cole in 1906
|Full name||Isaac Cole|
9 April 1886|
Pontefract district, England
|Died||Saturday 30 March 1940
Halifax district, England
|Weight||13 st 10 lb (87 kg)|
Isaac Cole (9 April 1886 – 30 March 1940) born in Pontefract district, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s and '10s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Castleford, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Castleford, Huddersfield, Wakefield Trinity (Hertiage № 182), (York and Halifax during World War I) and Keighley playing mainly in the forwards, though occasionally on the Wing, he died 30 March 1940 in Halifax district
Upon signing for Wakefield Trinity on Tuesday 1 February 1910, the game against Rochdale Hornets was cancelled due to the weather, resulting in them being unable to qualify him for the cup ties, although he did receive a winners medal.
In the benefit match played for Ernest Whitehouse, on 21 December 1919, Isaac Cole played for the defeated Billy Batten XIII versus Halifax by 6–16. Ernest Whitehouse was a World War I leg amputee who had played for Whitwood Melbourne (RU), Castleford (1912), been registered with Hull (28 January 1913 – 1916) and played for York and Halifax in 1917–18. The benefit match was the first rugby league game to be played at Wheldon Road, Castleford.
This game was the last 15-a-side rugby league international to be played and 'Cole at 19 years and eight months old, was thought to have been the youngest forward of either code to have played at international level up to that time'.
In Yorkshire trial games, Isaac Cole played for "The Stripes" in the 8–13 defeat by "The Whites" at Huddersfield on Monday 25 September 1905, and "The Possibles" in the 18–15 victory over "The Probables" at Hull on Tuesday 10 October 1905.
County League appearances
County Cup Final appearances
During Isaac Cole's time, there was Huddersfield's 21–0 victory over Batley in the 1909 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1909–10 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium on Saturday 27 November 1909, and he played in Wakefield Trinity's 8–2 victory over Huddersfield in the 1910 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1910–11 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium on Saturday 3 December 1910.
- Weight noted on signing for Huddersfield in the Yorkshire Post newspaper, Thursday 18 January 1906
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- Surname, Castleford & District Almanack 1922
- surname, forename (Thursday 18 January 1906). Yorkshire Post. Yorkshire Post Newspapers. ISBN n/a
- "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Claret and Gold 1895–1945 by Stanley Chadwick p.33
- Lindley, John "Dreadnoughts", A history of Wakefield Trinity by D. W. Armitage and J. C . Lindley p.17
- Qualification for cup ties, Wakefield Express newspaper, Saturday 5 February 1910
- "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- The official Rugby League centenary magazine p.40