William Holder (rugby)

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William Holder
Personal information
Full name William Holder
Nickname Bill, Billie
Playing information
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1907–07 Gloucester RFC
Rugby league
Position Hooker, Second-row, Loose forward
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1907–18 Hull F.C.
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1908 England 1 0 0 0 0
1908 Great Britain 1 0 0 0 0

William "Bill"/"Billie" Holder was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s and 1910s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Gloucester RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Hull, as a Hooker, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock, i.e. number 9, 11 or 12, or 13, during the era of contested scrums.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Bill Holder won a cap for England while at Hull in 1908 against Wales,[1] and won a cap for Great Britain while at Hull in 1908 against New Zealand.[2][3]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Bill Holder played Loose forward/Lock in Hull's 0-14 defeat by Hunslet in the 1908 Challenge Cup Final during the 1907–08 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 25 April 1908, in front of a crowd of 18,000, played Hooker in Hull's 0-17 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1909 Challenge Cup Final during the 1908–09 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 24 April 1909, in front of a crowd of 23,587.[4] played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in Hull's 7-7 draw with Leeds in the 1910 Challenge Cup Final during the 1909–10 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield, on Saturday 16 April 1910, in front of a crowd of 19,413, this was the first Challenge Cup Final to be drawn, played Left-Second-row in the 12-26 defeat by Leeds in the 1910 Challenge Cup Final replay at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield, on Monday 18 April 1910, in front of a crowd of 11,608, and played Hooker in the 6-0 victory over Wakefield Trinity in the 1914 Challenge Cup Final during the 1913–14 season at Thrum Hall, Halifax, in front of a crowd of 19,000.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Great Britain Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Great Match of the Edwardian Period". allgoldsrugby.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-429-9
  5. ^ "A complete history of Hull FC's Challenge Cup finals". Hull Daily Mail. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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