Jack Read

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Jack Read
Personal information
Born Gloucestershire, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1925 Gloucestershire
Rugby league
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1925–40 Oldham 463 16 1 50
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1936 Rugby League XIII

Jack Read (born in Gloucester) was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Gloucestershire, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Rugby League XIII, and at club level for Oldham, as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10. Jack Read made his début against Hull on Friday 1 January 1926.

Playing career[edit]

Challenge Final appearances[edit]

Jack Read played in Oldham's 3-9 defeat by Swinton in the 1926 Challenge Cup Final during the 1925-26 season at Spotland Stadium, Rochdale, and the 26-7 victory over Swinton in the 1927 Challenge Cup Final during the 1926-27 season at Central Park, Wigan.

Honoured at Oldham[edit]

Jack Read is an Oldham Hall Of Fame Inductee.[1] Jack Read is second only to the Joe Ferguson on Oldham’s all-time appearance list.


  1. ^ "Oldham Hall of Fame". orl-heritagetrust.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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