Roy Muir Kinnear
|Full name||Roy Muir Kinnear|
|Born||3 February 1904
|Died||22 September 1942
|19??–27||Heriot's Rugby Club|
|Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk|
Roy Muir Kinnear (3 February 1904 — 22 September 1942) was a Scottish dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s and '30s, playing representative level rugby union for British Lions, and Scotland, and playing representative level rugby league for Great Britain and Other Nationalities. His son was the character actor, Roy Kinnear, and his grandson is the actor Rory Kinnear.
Playing club level rugby union for Heriot's Rugby Club as a Centre, i.e. number 12 or 13, Kinnear won caps for Scotland in 1926 against France, Wales, and Ireland, won caps for British and Irish Lions while at Heriot's Rugby Club in 1924 against South Africa (4 matches). He was unique amongst Scottish rugby union defectors in that he originally played for a former pupils (FP) club, rather than one of the Border teams.
Kinnear played rugby league for Wigan as a centre, i.e. number 3 or 4. He played centre, i.e. number 3 in Wigan's 5-4 victory over Widnes in the 1928 Lancashire Cup final during the 1928–29 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 24 November 1928.
Kinnear played centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try, in Wigan's 13-2 victory over Dewsbury in the 1928–29 Northern Rugby Football League season's Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 4 May 1929.
He scored 81 tries in 182 games for Wigan.
The Scotland Rugby League Student Player of the Year Award is named after him.
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