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 0 0 0 0
Total 342 12 0 0 24
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
28 Apr 1953–14 Oct 53 Yorkshire 3

Joseph "Joe" 'Ginger' Anderson (1928 – 20 December 2014) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in 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, in front of a crowd of 76,318.[5]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Joe Anderson played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in Featherstone Rovers' 15-14 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1959 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1959–60 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1959.

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 Rugby Stadium, Leeds 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 (née Turton) was registered during July→September 1954 in Pontefract district.[10] They had children; Beverley J. Anderson (birth registered October→December 1961 (age 55–56) 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". Yorkshire Evening Post. 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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