Tommy McCue

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Tommy McCue
Personal information
Born 23 September 1913
Widnes, England
Died 19 April 1994
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Playing information
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 13 st 0 lb (83 kg)
Position Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1931–49 Widnes 339 106 2 322
23 Nov 1940 Warrington (guest) 1 2 0 0 6
Total 340 108 2 0 328
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1935–46 England 11 0 0 0 0
1936–46 Great Britain 6 0 0 0 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Tommy McCue (born 23 September 1913 in Widnes — death unknown) was an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s, and 1940s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Widnes, and Warrington, as a Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 7.[1]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Tommy McCue won caps for England while at Widnes in 1935 against France, and Wales, in 1936 against France, in 1937 against France, in 1938 against Wales (2 matches), and France, in 1940 against Wales, in 1945 against Wales, in 1946 against France, and Wales,[2] and won caps for Great Britain while at Widnes in 1936 against Australia, in 1937 against Australia, and in 1946 against Australia (3 matches), and New Zealand.[3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Tommy McCue played Scrum-half/Halfback in Widnes' 5-11 defeat by Hunslet in the 1934 Challenge Cup Final during the 1933–34 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1934, and 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 McCue played Scrum-half/Halfback 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, and played Scrum-half/Halfback, and was captain in Widnes' 7-3 victory over Wigan in the 1945 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1945–46 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 27 October 1945.

Honoured at Widnes[edit]

Tommy McCue is a Widnes Hall Of Fame Inductee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ French, Ray (1989). 100 Great Rugby League Players [Page 139]. MacDonald Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0-356-17578-2
  2. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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