Thomas Shannon (rugby league)

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Thomas Shannon
Personal information
Full name Thomas Shannon
Nickname Tommy
Playing information
Position Stand-off/Five-eighth
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1930/31–1945/46 Widnes 299 76 1 0 230
1940 Wigan (guest) 1 0 0 0
Total 300 76 1 0 230
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1938 England 2 1 0 0 3

Thomas "Tommy" Shannon is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, and 1940s playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Widnes, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6. He also appeared for Wigan as a wartime guest player.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Tommy Shannon won caps for England while at Widnes in 1938 against Wales (2 matches).[2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Tommy Shannon played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Widnes' 5-11 defeat by Hunslet in the 1933 Challenge Cup Final during the 1933–34 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1934, and scored a try in the 18-5 victory over Keighley in the 1937 Challenge Cup Final during the 1936–37 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1937.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Tommy Shannon played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Widnes' 4-5 defeat by Swinton in the 1940 Lancashire County Cup Final first-leg during the 1939–40 season at Naughton Park, Widnes on Saturday 20 April 1940, and played Stand-off/Five-eighth in the 11-16 defeat (15-21 aggregate defeat) by Swinton in the 1940 Lancashire County Cup Final second-leg during the 1939–40 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 27 April 1940.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latham, Michael; Gate, Robert (1992). They played for Wigan. Adlington: Mike R.L. ISBN 978-0-9516098-2-8. 
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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