Sam Smith (rugby league)

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Samuel Smith
Personal information
Full name Samuel Smith
Nickname Sam
Playing information
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1949–54 Hull Kingston Rovers 116 0 0 0 0
1954–≥56 Hunslet
Total 116 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1953 Yorkshire 1
≤1955–≥56 England 2 0 0 0 0
1954 Great Britain 4 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk Ulyatt, 1983[1][2][3]

Sam Smith was an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1940s, and 1950s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Hull Kingston Rovers and Hunslet,[2] as a Hooker, during the era of contested scrums.

Career[edit]

Smith signed on with Hull Kingston Rovers for the 1949–50 season.[1]

During the 1952–53 season Smith was an ever-present, playing in every match alongside Arthur Palframan.[4] That season, Smith represented Yorkshire against Lancashire.[4]

In 1954, Smith left Hull KR, being transferred to Hunslet.[2]

International honours[edit]

Sam Smith won caps for England while at Hunslet in 1955 against Other Nationalities, in 1956 against France,[5] and won caps for Great Britain while at Hunslet in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup against Australia, France, New Zealand, and France. (World Cup 1954 4-caps).[6]

Sam Smith played Hooker in all four of Great Britain's 1954 Rugby League World Cup matches, including Great Britain’s 16-12 victory over France in the 1954 World Cup final at Parc des Princes, Paris on 13 November 1954.

Sam Smith also represented Great Britain while at Hunslet between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match).[7]

References[edit]

In-line[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ulyatt, 1983: 55
  2. ^ a b c Ulyatt, 1983: 59
  3. ^ Ulyatt, 1983: 149
  4. ^ a b Ulyatt, 1983: 58
  5. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0

General[edit]

  • Michael E. Ulyatt, ed. (1983). Hull Kingston Rovers: A centenary history 1883-1983. North Ferriby: Lockington Publishing Co. ISBN 9780905490243. 

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