Leonard Corbett

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Leonard Corbett
Full name Leonard James Corbett
Date of birth 12 May 1897
Place of birth Bristol
Date of death 26 January 1983
Place of death Taunton (aged 85 years 259 days)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1921-1927  England 16 Pts:15;

Leonard Corbett (1897–1983) was a rugby union international who represented England from 1921 to 1927.[1] He also captained his country.[1] He was also a cricketer.[2]

Early life[edit]

Leonard Corbett was born on 12 May 1897 in Bristol.[1]

Rugby union career[edit]

Corbett made his international debut on 28 March 1921 at Colombes in the France vs England match.[1] Of the Mat matches he played for his national side he was on the winning side on Won occasions.[1] He played his final match for England on 2 April 1927 at Colombes in the France vs England match.[1]

Cricket career[edit]

Corbett played 9 first-class matches for Gloucestershire, making his debut against Worcestershire in the 1920 County Championship. His final first-class match in 1925 came against Somerset.[3] An irregular player for Gloucestershire during his playing career, Corbett scored 373 runs at a batting average of 20.72, with a single half century high score of 55, while in the field he took 9 catches.[4]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
William Wavell Wakefield
English National Rugby Union Captain
Succeeded by
Ronald Cove-Smith