Robert Wood (rugby union)

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Robert Wood
Personal information
Full name Robert Wood
Nickname Bob
Born 14 November 1872
Pontefract
Died 1 March 1928 (aged 55)
Knottingley
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Half-back
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1894–≥94 Liversedge
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1894 England 1 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Source: scrum.com

Robert "Bob" Wood (14 November 1872[1] — 1 March 1928 (aged 55)[2]) born in Pontefract, was a rugby union footballer of the 1890s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Liversedge,[3] as a Half-back, i.e. number 9, or 10, he died in Knottingley. Prior to Thursday 29 August 1895, Liversedge was a rugby union club.

Playing career

International honours

Wood won a cap for England while at Liversedge in the 1894 Home Nations Championship against Ireland.[4]

Change of Code

When Liversedge converted from the rugby union code to the rugby league code on Thursday 29 August 1895, Bob Wood would have been 22 years of age. Consequently, he may have been both a rugby union and rugby league footballer for Liversedge.

References

  1. "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Death details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "International Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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