Thomas Shannon (rugby league)

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Thomas Shannon
Personal information
Full nameThomas Shannon
Bornunknown
Diedunknown
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1930/31–45/46 Widnes 2997610230
1940Wigan (guest)10000
Total3007610230
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1938 England 21003
Source: [1] [2]

Thomas "Tommy" Shannon (birth unknown – death unknown) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s, and coached in the 1950s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Widnes, as a stand-off, i.e. number 6, and coached at club level for Widnes. [1] He also appeared for Wigan as a World War II guest player. [3]

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Playing career

International honours

Tommy Shannon won caps for England while at Widnes in 1938 against Wales (2 matches). [2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Tommy Shannon played stand-off in Widnes' 5-11 defeat by Hunslet in the 1933–34 Challenge Cup Final during the 1933–34 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1934, and scored a try in the 18-5 victory over Keighley in the 1936–37 Challenge Cup Final during the 1936–37 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 8 May 1937.

County Cup Final appearances

Tommy Shannon played stand-off in Widnes' 4-5 defeat by Swinton in the 1939–40 Lancashire County Cup Final first-leg during the 1939–40 season at Naughton Park, Widnes on Saturday 20 April 1940, and played stand-off in the 11-16 defeat (15-21 aggregate defeat) by Swinton in the 1939–40 Lancashire County Cup Final second-leg during the 1939–40 season at Station Road, Swinton on Saturday 27 April 1940.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. Latham, Michael; Gate, Robert (1992). They played for Wigan. Adlington: Mike R.L. ISBN   978-0-9516098-2-8.