Tom Clarkson (rugby league)

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Thomas Clarkson
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Ogden's Cigarette card featuring Thomas Clarkson
Personal information
Full name Thomas Clarkson
Nickname Tom
Playing information
Position Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1921–≥23 Leigh 369
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1921–23 England 3 0 1 0 2

Thomas "Tom" Clarkson was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Leigh, as a Fullback, i.e. number 1.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Tom Clarkson won caps for England while at Leigh in 1921 against Australia, in 1922 against Wales, and in 1923 against Wales.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Tom Clarkson played Fullback in Leigh's 13-0 victory over Halifax in the 1921 Challenge Cup Final during the 1920–21 season at The Cliff, Broughton.

Genealogical information[edit]

Tom Clarkson was the younger brother of the rugby league footballer, Ellis Clarkson.


  1. ^ "England Statistics at". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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