Don Froggett

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Don Froggett
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Personal information
Full nameDonald Froggett
Born1929
Wakefield, England
Died12 February 2011 (aged 81)
Wakefield, England
Playing information
Position Centre
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1948–59 Wakefield Trinity 2199410284
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1953–56 Yorkshire 9
1953 England 10000
Source: [1] [2]

Donald Froggett (1929 – 12 February 2011) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s and 1950s. He played at representative level for England and Yorkshire, and at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 572) (captain), as a centre, i.e. number 3 or 4. [1]

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Background

Don Froggett was born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, and he died aged 81 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

Playing career

International honours

Don Froggett won a cap for England while at Wakefield Trinity in the 7-5 victory over France at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 7 November 1953. [2]

County Honours

Don Froggett was selected for Yorkshire County XIII while at Wakefield Trinity during the 1953/54, 1954/55, 1955/56 and 1956/57 seasons. [3]

County Cup Final appearances

Don Froggett played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in Wakefield Trinity's 17-3 victory over Keighley in the 1951 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1951–52 season at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield on Saturday 27 October 1951. [4]

Club career

Don Froggett appears to have scored no drop-goals (or field-goals as they are currently known in Australasia), but prior to the 1974–75 season all goals, whether; conversions, penalties, or drop-goals, scored 2-points, consequently prior to this date drop-goals were often not explicitly documented, therefore '0' drop-goals may indicate drop-goals not recorded, rather than no drop-goals scored. In addition, prior to the 1949–50 season, the archaic field-goal was also still a valid means of scoring points.

Testimonial match

Don Froggett's Testimonial match at Wakefield Trinity took place against Huddersfield on Saturday 31 January 1959.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Lindley, John (1960). Dreadnoughts - A HISTORY OF Wakefield Trinity F. C. 1873 - 1960 [Page118]. John Lindley Son & Co Ltd. ISBN n/a
  4. Hoole, Les (2004). Wakefield Trinity RLFC - FIFTY GREAT GAMES. Breedon Books. ISBN   1-85983-429-9