James Moffatt (rugby league)

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James G. Moffatt
Personal information
Full name James G. Moffatt
Born Scotland
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1896–≤96 Melrose RFC
Rugby league
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1896–01 Oldham 96 4 12
≤1904–≥04 Leeds
Total 96 4 0 0 12
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1898–≥98 Lancashire ≥1
1904 Other Nationalities ≥1
Source: [1]

James "Jim" G. Moffatt was a Scottish rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1890s and 1900s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for Melrose RFC, as a forward, and representative level rugby league (RL) for Other Nationalities, and Lancashire, and at club level for Oldham, and Leeds, as a hooker, i.e. number 9.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jim Moffatt won a cap playing hooker for Other Nationalities (RL) while at Leeds in the 9-3 victory over England at Central Park, Wigan on Tuesday 5 April 1904, in the first ever international rugby league match.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jim Moffatt played, and scored a try in Oldham's 19-9 victory over Hunslet in 1899 Challenge Cup Final during the 1898–99 season at Fallowfield Stadium, Manchester.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dai Harris' Rugby League cap v England 1904". internationalcaps.webs.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Fagan, Sean. "The First International Rugby League Match". rl1895.com. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Scots have played their part". bbc.co.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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