Thomas Woods (rugby)

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Thomas Woods
Personal information
Full nameThomas Woods
Born30 January 1890
Pontypool, Wales
Died?
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Forward
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Pontypool RFC
Devonport Services R.F.C.
Devonport Albion R.F.C.
Royal Navy Rugby Union
Total00000
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1920–21 England 5
Rugby league
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1921–24 Wigan 841442
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1921–23 Wales 41003
Source: [1] [2]

Thomas Woods (30 January 1890 – ?) was a Welsh-born dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer who played in the 1910s and 1920s. Woods was the first man to play international rugby union (RU) for England, and international rugby league (RL) for Wales.

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In rugby union he played for Pontypool RFC, Devonport Services R.F.C. (and/or Devonport Albion R.F.C.), and the Royal Navy as a forward, [1] and in rugby league he played at club level for Wigan, as a prop , hooker, or second-row, during the era of contested scrums. [2] [3]

Playing career

International honours

Thomas Woods won 5 caps for England (RU) in 1920–1921, and won 4 caps for Wales (RL) in 1921–1923 while at Wigan. [2]

Championship Final appearances

Thomas Woods played loose forward in Wigan's 13-2 victory over Oldham in the Championship Final during the 1921–22 season at The Cliff, Broughton on Saturday 6 May 1922. [4]

County Cup Final appearances

Thomas Woods played hooker in Wigan's 20–2 victory over Leigh in the 1922–23 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1922–23 season at The Willows, Salford on Saturday 25 November 1922. [5]

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