List of cricket and rugby league players

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This is a list of sports people who have played both cricket and rugby league at a high level.

Until recently, Scotland, Ireland and Wales all played as part of the English dominated Great Britain team.

Due to the historical relationship between rugby league and rugby union, many of these players have also competed in high level rugby union as well.

Australia[edit]

Name Cricket club(s) Rugby league team(s)
Johnny Brown Queensland cricket team Australia national rugby league team
Leslie Cody New South Wales cricket team, Victoria cricket team Eastern Suburbs (NSWRL)
Herbie Collins Australia national cricket team Eastern Suburbs (NSWRL)[1]
Bill Farnsworth New South Wales cricket team, Lancashire County Cricket Club Newtown (NSWRL)
Andrew Johns New South Wales cricket team Newcastle Knights, Warrington Wolves, New South Wales rugby league team, Australia national rugby league team
Graeme Hughes New South Wales cricket team New South Wales rugby league team
Jock Livingston New South Wales cricket team, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club South Sydney (NSWRL)
Ray Lindwall Australia national cricket team St. George (NSWRL)
Rex Norman New South Wales cricket team Annandale, Eastern Suburbs, South Sydney (NSWRL)
Ward Prentice New South Wales cricket team Western Suburbs (NSWRL)[2]
Dudley Seddon New South Wales cricket team Newtown (NSWRL)

England[edit]

Name Cricket club(s) Rugby league team(s)
Ted Bateson Lancashire County Cricket Club Wakefield Trinity [3]
Liam Botham Hampshire County Cricket Club Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors [4]
John Gray Warwickshire County Cricket Club Great Britain national rugby league team [5]
Alan Wharton England cricket team Salford City Reds

New Zealand[edit]

Name Cricket club(s) Rugby league team(s)
John Ackland Auckland cricket team New Zealand national rugby league team
Sel Belsham Auckland cricket team New Zealand national rugby league team
Charles Finlayson Auckland cricket team, Wellington cricket team New Zealand national rugby league team
Verdun Scott New Zealand national cricket team New Zealand national rugby league team

Wales[edit]

The Wales national cricket team plays only rarely, and the nation of Wales is usually subsumed under England for cricketing purposes. Until recently, Wales was represented at rugby league by the Great Britain team.

Name Cricket club(s) Rugby league team(s)
Keith Jarrett Glamorgan County Cricket Club Wales national rugby league team [6]
Alan Rees Glamorgan County Cricket Club Leeds Rhinos[6]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Also a notable rugby union player.
  2. ^ Also captained  Australia in rugby union.
  3. ^ Also a notable association (soccer), and rugby union player.
  4. ^ Also a notable rugby union player.
  5. ^ Also a notable rugby sevens player.
  6. ^ a b Also a notable rugby union player for  Wales.

See also[edit]