John Clayton (rugby union)
|Birth name||John Henry Clayton|
|Date of birth||24 August 1848|
|Place of birth||Liverpool|
|Date of death||21 March 1924|
|Place of death||London (aged 75 years 210 days)|
|Rugby union career|
Rugby union career
Clayton had played rugby football at school and went on to play for Liverpool. He made his international debut on 27 March 1871 at Edinburgh in the first international match and first meeting between Scotland and England match. He was one of ten Old Rugbeians playing in that match.
Career and later life
Clayton worked as a cotton broker, based in Liverpool. He was active in other sports outside of rugby and was known to have been a keen shooter and golfer, and also captained the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.
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