A. G. Guillemard
Arthur George Guillemard (18 December 1845 – 7 August 1909) was an English rugby union fullback who represented for England in the world's first rugby international in 1871. Guillemard was also a notable sporting administrator and one of the most important early international rugby referees.
|Birth name||Arthur George Guillemard|
|Date of birth||18 December 1845|
|Place of birth||Eltham, Kent|
|Date of death||7 August 1909(aged 63)|
|Place of death||Eltham, Kent|
|Rugby union career|
Arthur George Guillemard was born 18 December 1845 in Eltham, Kent. He was a founder member of an early cricket club at Rugby School. Guillemard played club rugby for West Kent, and in 1871 he was selected for the England team as a fullback in the very first international rugby match; played against Scotland. He also served as a referee. He played in the very first international match in 1871. Guillemard was president of the Rugby Football Union from 1878 to 1882. He died 7 August 1909 aged 63 years.