Thomas Wright (rugby)

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Thomas Wright
Date of birth(1924-12-18)18 December 1924
Place of birth Hawick, Scotland
Date of death 2 May 1990(1990-05-02) (aged 65)
Rugby league career
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1948– Leeds Rhinos ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
? Scotland ()
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
? Hawick RFC ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1947 Scotland ()

Thomas Wright (18 December 1924 – 2 May 1990) was a former Scottish rugby union and rugby league footballer. [1]

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts on each try line.

Rugby league team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.

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Rugby union

Wright was born in Hawick. He was capped once for Scotland in 1947. [1] He also played for Hawick RFC. [1]

Scotland national rugby union team

The Scotland national rugby union team is administered by the Scottish Rugby Union. The team takes part in the annual Six Nations Championship and participates in the Rugby World Cup, which takes place every four years. As of 19 November 2018, Scotland are 7th in the World Rugby Rankings.

Hawick Rugby Football Club is an amateur rugby union side, currently playing in the Scottish Premiership and Border League. The club was founded in 1873 and are based at Mansfield Park at Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

Rugby league

Wright transferred to Leeds in 1948–1949. [1]

He later played for the Scotland national rugby league team.

Scotland national rugby league team rugby league team that represents Scotland in international rugby league football

The Scotland national rugby league team represent Scotland in international rugby league football tournaments. Following the break-up of the Great Britain team in 2008, Scottish players play solely for Scotland, apart from occasional Southern Hemisphere tours, for which the Great Britain team is expected to be revived. The team is nicknamed the Bravehearts.

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Footnotes

Bath, Richard, ed. (2007). The Scotland Rugby Miscellany. London: Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN   978-1-905326-24-2.