Joe Anderson (rugby league)

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Joe Anderson
Personal information
Full name Joseph T. Anderson
Nickname Ginger
Born 1928[1]
Monk Fryston
Died (aged 86)
England
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1948–55 Castleford 204 8 0 0 24
1955–58 Leeds 91 4
1958–61 Featherstone Rovers 47
Total 342 12 0 0 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
28 Apr 1953–14 Oct 1953 Yorkshire 3
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Joseph "Joe" 'Ginger' Anderson (1928 – 20 December 2014) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, playing at club level for Lock Lane ARLFC, Castleford, Leeds, and Featherstone Rovers, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.[2][3][4] Joe Anderson founded JT Anderson Transport Ltd of Gateforth, Selby. His funeral took place at Holy Cross Church, Fryston Road, Airedale, Castleford, at 2pm on Thursday 8 January 2015, with a service at Pontefract Crematorium at 2.45pm, followed by refreshments at The Carleton Hotel [1], Pontefract.

Playing career[edit]

County honours[edit]

Joe Anderson won caps playing Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, for Yorkshire while at Castleford in the 16-8 victory over Lancashire at Hull's stadium on 28 April 1953, the 16-7 victory over Cumberland at Hull's stadium on 5 October 1953, and the 10-18 defeat by Lancashire at Leigh's stadium on 14 October 1953.

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Joe Anderson played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Leeds' 9-7 victory over Barrow in the 1957 Challenge Cup final during the 1956–57 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1957.[5]

Club career[edit]

Joe Anderson was transferred from Castleford to Leeds on Monday 10 January 1955 for £1700 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £96,810 in 2013),[6] plus Alan Horsfall in part-exchange,[7] and made his début for Leeds against Featherstone Rovers at Headingley Stadium on Saturday 15 January 1955.[8]

Death[edit]

Anderson died of kidney cancer on 20 December 2014.[9]

Genealogical information[edit]

Joe Anderson's marriage to Marjorie Turton was registered during July→September 1954 in Pontefract district.[10] They had children; Beverley J. Anderson (birth registered October→December 1961 (age 54–55) in Leeds district).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  2. ^ David Smart & Andrew Howard (1 July 2000) "Images of Sport - Castleford Rugby League - A Twentieth Century History". The History Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0752418957
  3. ^ "Castleford RLFC A to Z Player List (All Time)". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "On This Day - 11 May". therhinos.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Leeds Rhinos: Young starlet Golding pens new four-year deal". yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Dalby, Ken (1955). The Headingley Story - 1890-1955 - Volume One - Rugby. The Leeds Cricket, Football & Athletic Co. Ltd ASIN: B0018JNGVM
  9. ^ Tributes to rugby star Joe pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk, 1 January 2015
  10. ^ "Marriage details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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