Robert Alexander (rugby union and cricket)
|Date of birth||24 September 1910|
|Place of birth||Belfast
|Date of death||19 July 1943|
|University||Queen's University Belfast|
|Rugby union career|
Captain Robert Alexander (24 September 1910 in Belfast, Ireland – 19 July 1943 near Catania, Sicily) was an Irish rugby union and cricket player who represented Ireland at both sports during the 1930s. He also played rugby for both the British Lions and the Barbarians. Alexander, an RUC officer, was killed in action during the Second World War while serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
Between 1936 and 1939 Alexander made 11 appearances and scored 1 try for Ireland. He made his debut in a 6-3 win against England on 8 February 1936 at Lansdowne Road. On 27 February 1937, again at Lansdowne, he scored his one try for Ireland in an 11-4 win against Scotland. He made his last appearance for Ireland on 11 March 1939 in a 7-0 defeat against Wales at Ravenhill.