Thomas William Lockwood

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Thomas Lockwood
Birth nameThomas William Lockwood [1]
Place of birth Chester, England [2]
Notable relative(s) Thomas Lockwood, father
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
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1885-1889
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Birkenhead Park
Richmond F.C.
Newport RFC
London Welsh RFC
Middlesex Wanderers
Middlesex
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National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1887 Wales [3] 3 (0)

Thomas William Lockwood (1863 - ?) was an English-born international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Newport and international rugby for Wales. Lockwood also played regional rugby for both Cheshire and Middlesex. His father was notable architect Thomas Lockwood.

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Newport RFC Welsh rugby club

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Rugby career

Lockwood began his rugby career playing in England, and represented both Richmond and Birkenhead Park, the later of which he captained. On moving to Wales, Lockwood joined first class Welsh team, Newport. While playing for Newport, Lockwood was selected to represent the Welsh team, playing three games for the country, all during the 1887 Home Nations Championship. His first game, played alongside fellow Newport team mates Tom Clapp, Charlie Newman and brothers Bob and Arthur Gould, saw Wales draw against England. Lockwood was reselected for the match against Scotland, which saw Wales thoroughly beaten; Scotland running in 14 tries without reply. In his final international match Wales beat Ireland at Birkenhead Park.

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In 1889, Lockwood was back in England and was part of the Middlesex County team who faced the first international touring side, the New Zealand Natives. [4] Lockwood played the New Zealanders a second time, but on this occasion he represented London Welsh. The game was played at the Athletic Ground in Richmond, with the Māoris winning 2-1, the Welsh try coming from future Wales international Abel Davies. [5]

Middlesex Rugby Football Union

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London Welsh RFC rugby union team

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Athletic Ground, Richmond sporting facility in Richmond, London, England

Built in 1886, and located in Richmond upon Thames, London, the Athletic Ground is a rugby ground, managed by Richmond Athletic Association, home to Green King IPA Championship sides Richmond and London Scottish. The first team pitch has a stand capable of seating around 1,000 people, though in the past temporary stands have been erected in the considerable space around the pitch to boost the seated capacity. Lower league side, Old Tonbridgians RFC, also play home games at the Athletic Ground.

International matches played

Wales [6]

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References

  1. "Newport RFC player profile". blackandambers.co.uk. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  2. WRU player profiles [ permanent dead link ]
  3. Welsh Rugby Union player profiles [ permanent dead link ]
  4. "The New Zealand Football Team". New Zealand Herald. paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 10 December 1888. p. 6. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
  5. Jones (1985), p.14
  6. Smith (1980), pg 468.