John Clayton (rugby union)

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John Clayton
Birth nameJohn Henry Clayton
Date of birth24 August 1848
Place of birthLiverpool[1]
Date of death21 March 1924
Place of deathLondon (aged 75 years 210 days)
SchoolRugby School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Liverpool ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871 England 1

John Clayton was a rugby union international who represented England in the first international in 1871.[1]

Early life[edit]

John Clayton was born on 24 August 1848 in Liverpool. He attended Rugby School.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

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.[1] He was one of ten Old Rugbeians playing in that match.

Career and later life[edit]

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.[1]