Thomas Whittaker (rugby league)

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For the rugby union footballer of the 1880s and '90s, see Thomas Sherren Whittaker. For the rugby union footballer of the 2000s for Leeds, see Tom Whittaker (rugby union).
Thomas Whittaker
Personal information
Full name Thomas Whittaker
Nickname Tom
Playing information
Position Prop, Hooker, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1903–15 Wigan 291 22 0 0 66
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Thomas "Tom" Whittaker was a professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s and '10s, playing at club level for Wigan, as a Prop, Hooker, Second-row, or Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 8 (number 1 in a 15-player team) or 10 (number 3 in a 15-player team), 9 (number 2 in a 15-player team), number 11 (number 4 in a 15-player team) or 12 (number 5 in a 15-player team), or 13 (number 8 in a 15-player team).[1]

Playing career[edit]

Championship final appearances[edit]

Tom Whittaker played Loose forward/Lock in Wigan's 7-3 victory over Oldham in the Championship final during 1908–09 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 1 May 1909.[2]

County League appearances[edit]

Tom Whittaker played in Wigan's victories in the Lancashire League during the 1908–09 season, 1910–11 season, 1911–12 season, 1912–13 season, 1913–14 season, and 1914–15 season.[3]

County Cup final appearances[edit]

Tom Whittaker played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 5, in a 15-player team, in Wigan's 0-0 draw with Leigh in the 1905 Lancashire Cup final during the 1905–06 season at Wheater's Field, Broughton, on Saturday 2 December 1905,[4] played Right-Second-row in the 8-0 victory over Leigh in the 1905 Lancashire Cup final replay during the 1905–06 season at Wheater's Field, Broughton, on Monday 11 December 1905,[4] played Loose forward/Lock in the 10-9 victory over Oldham in the 1908 Lancashire Cup final during the 1908–09 season at Wheater's Field, Broughton, on Saturday 19 December 1908,[5] played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in the 22-5 victory over Leigh in the 1909 Lancashire Cup final during the 1909–10 season at Wheater's Field, Broughton, on Saturday 27 November 1909.[6] and played Loose forward/Lock in the 21-5 victory over Rochdale Hornets in the 1912 Lancashire Cup final during the 1912–13 season at Weaste, Salford, on Wednesday 11 December 1912.[7]

Notable tour matches[edit]

Tom Whittaker played Hooker in the 10-7 victory over Australia in the 1908–09 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain match at Central Park, Wigan, on Saturday 9 January 1909,[8] and played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10, in Wigan's 16-8 victory over Australia in the 1908–09 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain match at Central Park, Wigan, on Wednesday 20 January 1909.[9]

Club career[edit]

During Tom Whittaker's time at Wigan, they also won the South West Lancashire League during the 1904–05 season, and 1905–06 season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "1908–1909 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Statistics at wigan.rlfans.com". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "1905–1906 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1908–1909 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1909–1910 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1912–1913 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "1909 Tour Match: Wigan 10 Australia 7". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "1909 Tour Match: Wigan 16 Australia 8". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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