Tom Barton (rugby league)

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Tom Barton
Personal information
Full nameThomas Barton
Born(1883-01-15)15 January 1883
DiedMarch 1958(1958-03-00) (aged 75)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre, Forward
1903–21 St. Helens 226971180527
1906 England 10000
Source: [1] [2]

Thomas Barton (15 January 1883March 1958(1958-03-00) (aged 75)) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1900s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for St. Helens (captain), as a fullback , wing , centre, i.e. number 1, 2 or 5, 3 or 4, or, forward (prior to the specialist positions of; prop , hooker , second-row , loose forward), during the era of contested scrums. [1]


Playing career

International honours

Tom Barton won a cap for England while at St. Helens in 1906 against Other Nationalities. [2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Tom Barton played right wing, i.e. number 2, in St. Helens' 3-37 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1915 Challenge Cup Final during the 1914–15 season at Watersheddings, Oldham on Saturday 1 May 1915, in front of a crowd of 8,000.

Club career

Tom Barton was considered a "Probable" for the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, but ultimately he was not selected for the tour. [3]

Genealogical information

Tom Barton was the younger brother of the rugby league fullback who played in the 1890s for St. Helens, and Castleford; Jack Barton.

Related Research Articles


  1. 1 2 "Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at". 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. "Northern Union → The Colonial Football Tour → Probable Players". 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)