John Booth (rugby league)

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John Booth
Personal information
Full name John Booth
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1946–56 Wakefield Trinity 257 33 16 0 393
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1947/48–51/52 Yorkshire ≥3

John "Jack" Booth is an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s, and 1950s, playing at representative level for Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 557), as a prop, or second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12.

Playing career[edit]

County Honours[edit]

Jack Booth was selected for Yorkshire County XIII whilst at Wakefield Trinity during the 1947/48, 1950/51 and 1951/52 seasons.[1]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jack Booth played right-second-row, i.e. number 12, in Wakefield Trinity’s 7-7 draw with Leeds in the 1947 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1947–48 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 1 November 1947, played right-second-row in the 8-7 victory over Leeds in the 1947 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1947–48 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 November 1947, and played left-prop, i.e. number 8, in the 17-3 victory over Keighley in the 1951 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1951–52 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 27 October 1951.[2]

Club career[edit]

Jack Booth made his début for Wakefield Trinity during November 1946, he appears to have scored no drop-goals (or field-goals as they are currently known in Australasia), but prior to the 1974–75 season all goals, whether; conversions, penalties, or drop-goals, scored 2-points, consequently prior to this date drop-goals were often not explicitly documented, therefore '0' drop-goals may indicate drop-goals not recorded, rather than no drop-goals scored. In addition, prior to the 1949–50 season, the archaic field-goal was also still a valid means of scoring points.

Testimonial match[edit]

Jack Booth's Testimonial match at Wakefield Trinity took place against a Lionel Cooper Select XIII on Wednesday 28 April 1954.


  1. ^ Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts - A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873 - 1960 [Page118]. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a
  2. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9

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